Snakes are often said to lack ears, but they do have the innermost components of the ear within their skulls and these structures function to pick up sound and allow the snake to hear. However, snakes lack both an extern... More »

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Technically, snakes do not hear because they don't have ears. Specifically, they are deaf to sounds that travel through the air. However, they do manage to sense what would be sounds to animals with ears. However, the sn... More »

Snakes can be described as elongated, legless reptiles of the order Serpentes. Snakes are different from similar-looking reptiles, such as legless lizards, because they have no eyelids or external ears. More »

A basilisk is a mythical creature said be the king of the snakes. It has the reputation of being the most poisonous creature on earth. Just looking at the basilisk snake brings about death, according to the legend. More »

Garden snakes, also known as garter snakes, are thin with long stripes down the spine and along the side, growing anywhere between two to four feet in length. The color varies. Usually garter snakes have dark, earth-tone... More »

All species of snakes are carnivores, or meat eaters. Most snakes eat rats and birds, but some of the larger species can eat deer and other larger animals. Small snakes eat invertebrates, such as insects. More »

Garter snakes are slender to moderately built snakes that usually have three yellowish or greenish stripes running the length of their bodies. They average 23 to 30 inches long and have ridged scales. Their heads are wid... More »