Most snakes can see, but different species of snakes see in different levels of detail. Some snakes even have a second form of sight using specially evolved receptors to detect heat. More »

The snake symbolizes healing, transformation and life changes and typically appears in a person's life when he needs spiritual guidance. The snake is also a spirit animal that is connected to the life force or primal ene... More »

Yes, snakes do sleep, though it may be hard for a novice human to determine when the snake is asleep because they are not able to shut their eyes the way people do. Snakes also do not necessarily sleep at night; rattlesn... More » Science

Kingsnakes, of which there are several species, are not venomous, and as a group they actually prey upon venomous snakes. Some species of king snakes do resemble venomous snakes, but kingsnakes kill their prey using cons... More »

Snakes of the species which prey on other snakes may bite their own tail if they are kept in too small of an enclosure. In these cases, the snake confuses its tail for a separate individual. Snakes may also confuse their... More »

Mojave ball pythons are snakes of the species Python regius that have a reduced pattern of light markings against a dark background. The light markings are teardrop-shaped with a single dark spot in the middle and are se... More »

With more than 3,400 different species of snakes throughout the world, it is impossible to know exactly how many snakes there are in the world. Of that, about 600 of them are venomous. More »