Not all snakes are venomous, but even nonvenomous snakes are subject to strike if they feel frightened or sense danger. In North America, an easy way to determine if a snake is poisonous is to look at its pupils. With th... More »

Out of the 140 species of land snake and 30 additional species of sea snake that are native to Australia, approximately 100 are venomous. The two most venomous snakes in the world, the Inland Taipan and the Eastern Brown... More »

The most venomous snake in the world is the inland taipan. The inland taipan is native to Australia and also known as the fierce snake or small-scaled snake. Its bite can kill 100 grown men, but it is actually very rare ... More »

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All snakes are members of the kingdom Animalia, the phylum Chordata, the class Reptilia and the order Squamata. The family, genus and species classifications differ for different kinds of snakes. More »

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Countries that have no native snakes include Ireland, New Zealand, Iceland and Newfoundland. Hawaii is one part of the United States that is also free of native snakes. More »

Milk snakes are harmless colubrids, while coral snakes are venomous elapids. Because of similarities in color and pattern, the two animals are easily mistaken for one another. More »

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Many interesting facts about snakes relate to their anatomy, such as the fact that they don't have eyelids and that they have internal rather than external ears. A snake’s body can have over 300 pairs of ribs, and its or... More »

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