Snakes breathe by moving the muscles that surround the ribcage. They lack the diaphragm that drives the respiratory process of mammals. A muscular contraction pushes air out of the lungs. When the muscles relax, the lung... More »

A snake breathes through a small opening located right behind the tongue called the glottis. The glottis leads to the trachea and remains closed until the snake takes a breath. More »

Sea snakes generally consume different kinds of fish, such as eel, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Sea snakes also need to drink fresh water. More »

Anacondas breathe through nostrils positioned just above their snouts. This placement is important to their predatory habits, as they can breathe while mostly submerged under water before sneaking up on their prey. Once ... More »

Although king snakes and rattlesnakes are both common inhabitants of the southwest United States, these two species of snakes are very different. King snakes, although some species may superficially resemble coral snakes... More »

Unlike most other snakes, the garter snake doesn't lay eggs. It gives birth to live young. Over 50 can be born at one time, measuring in length from 5 to 9 inches. More »

Some homeowners turn to chemical repellents that are harmful to the environment and not proven effective, but experts recommend deterring snakes by eliminating the conditions in which snakes thrive. It is important to ke... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes