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 »

Snakes hiss because the sound intimidates potential predators. All snakes have the ability to hiss and use it for defensive purposes, even if they also have venom or size to protect themselves. More »

Snakes are vertebrates, not invertebrates. A vertebrate is an animal that possesses a backbone or spinal column. Thus snakes and other reptiles are all vertebrates, as are mammals, birds, amphibians and fish. More »

Inside a frog's mouth, located just behind the tongue, is an opening called the glottis, which leads to the frog's trachea. Also called the windpipe, the trachea leads to the frog's lungs. The esophagus is the larger ope... More »

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. Snake... More »

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Snakes are known simply as "males" or "females," with no name distinction between them based on gender. Young snakes, however, do have separate designations of "snakelet" for a baby, "neonate" for a newly-born offspring ... 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 »