Snakes do have bones. Snakes are part of the vertebrate family like most land animals. Snakes have many more bones than humans, and the unique design of their skeleton gives them their shape and flexibility. More »

Some snakes, such as pythons and boa constrictors, have small, vestigial legs beneath their skin and tiny, claw-like spurs on each side of the cloaca, which include the remnants of what used to be leg bones. Male snakes ... More »

Humans and snakes both have skulls, backbones and ribs that support and protect the softer structures in the body. Humans and snakes are each highly derived descendants of a common ancestor, so many features of their ske... More »

Plains garter snake and the Northern water snakes are two of the most common types of snakes found in Iowa. The plains garter snake is the most common snake found on land, whereas the northern water snake is the most com... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

The copperhead, cottonmouth, glossy snake, Trans-Pecos rat snake and western worm snake are common snakes in Texas. The copperhead and cottonmouth snakes are extremely venomous, while the glossy snake, Trans-Pecos rat sn... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

Black rat snakes are hatched from eggs like most other snake species. Black rat snake reproduction begins in late April, May or early June, a few weeks after the adults snakes emerge from winter hibernation. The males us... More »

Most snakes hatch from eggs outside of the mother. While a small number of snake species give birth to live snakes rather than laying eggs, all snake eggs are internally fertilized when snakes mate. After mating, some sn... More »