While games called "Snake" or "Snake Game" typically involve the player controlling a line or snake, there is no official version of the game, so gameplay varies. The most common version of the game involves the snake or line eating items which make it longer, with the ...
A surprising number of creatures eat snakes, including other snakes, birds and mammals. Young or small snakes might even be eaten by frogs. Even humans eat snakes, and some consider rattlesnake meat a delicacy.
Snakes inhabit virtually every area on Earth, with the exception of Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland and New Zealand. Snakes vary in size and color, but most live in tropical regions and deserts and survive on land and in water.
Snakes most commonly move by lateral undulation. Bending their bodies from side to side in waves of motion that pass from head to tail, they push off objects and surface irregularities to propel themselves forward. Snakes can also swim using lateral undulation.
The speed of a snake depends on the species and size. On average, the fastest a snake moves is between 5 and 8 mph. The world's fastest snake is the Black Mamba, which can reach speeds of 10 to 12 mph in short bursts.
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 snakes lay their eggs immediately, while others carr...
A baby snake is called a snakelet. A snake that comes from an egg can also be called a hatchling, while the young of snakes that give live birth can also be called neonates. There are more than 3,000 species of snake in the world, and snakes live on every continent exce...