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 »

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 » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

Snake venom is more powerful during adulthood at one to two years, but poisonous snakes can control the amount of venom injected for each bite. Baby snakes often inject all of their venom upon first bite, so a higher dos... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

Wormwood, tulbaghia violacea, West Indian lemongrass, Sarpagandha and andrographis paniculata can help repel snakes. Garlic, cinnamon oil, and clove oil can also be used. More »

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 » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes