Snakes are one of the scariest and aggressive creatures on the planet. Which is the world’s most aggressive snake? Is it the small carpet viper or large black mamba? Let’s find out all about this creature on the list of snake facts.
☀ Snakes are carnivores.
☀ Snakes do not have eyelids.
☀ Snakes cannot bite food, that is why they swallow their food.
☀ Due to flexible jaws, snakes can eat prey bigger than their head.
☀ Snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica.
☀ Snakes have internal ears.
☀ There are around 3000 different species of snake.
☀ The skin of a snake is smooth and dry.
☀ Snakes shed their skin a number of times a year.
☀ Snakes use their tongue to smell.
☀ Pythons kill their prey by tightly wrapping around it.
☀ Python is considered the longest snakes in the world.
☀ The most dangerous snake in the world is the saw-scaled viper.
☀ There are around 725 species of venomous snakes worldwide.
☀ The fear of snakes is called herpetophobia.
☀ It takes 3 to 5 days for a snake to digest its meal.
☀ The heaviest snake in the world is the anaconda and it weighs over 595 pounds.
☀ The flowerpot snake does not need a mate to reproduce.
☀ There are five species of flying snakes.
☀ The Gaboon viper has the longest fangs as compared to other snakes.
☀ Anacondas can hold their breath for up to ten minutes under water.
☀ The longest snake ever recorded is the reticulated python.
☀ Snakes sleep with their eyes open.
☀ The longest venomous snake of the world is the king cobra from Asia.
☀ The king cobra is considered as one of the most intelligent snakes.
☀ Thread snake is known as the shortest known snake.
☀ The black mamba is the world’s fastest snake.
☀ The snake who lay eggs is called oviparous.
☀ Snakes kill over 40,000 people a year.
☀ The top ten deadliest snakes can be found in Australia.
☀ Snakes can open their mouth up to 150 degrees.
☀ The Titanoboa lived 60 million years ago and is the largest, longest, and heaviest snake ever discovered.
☀ There have never been snakes in Ireland.
☀ Snake hearts move around in their Bodies.
☀ Most Snakes have only one lung.
☀ The Skins of are used to make Huqin instruments.
☀ Snakes can survive without food for up to 2 years.
☀ Snakes prefer to live in humid or dry weather such as deserts.
☀ The venom of King Cobra has the ability to kill an elephant.
☀ The paradise tree snake of Southeast Asia can fly.
☀ The top 5 most venomous snakes in the world are the inland taipan, the eastern brown snake, the coastal taipan, the tiger snake, and the black tiger snake.
☀ The Inland Taipan is the most toxic snake.
☀ The death adder has the fastest strike of any snake in the world.
☀ The most common snake in North America is the gardener snake.
☀ The Gaboon viper has the longest fangs.