Snakes are the scariest creatures and are related to the carnivores group on Earth. Some people also think that seeing a snake in their dream will bring bad luck to them. In the past, snakes were used in wars to trigger confusion and fear among enemies. Snakes are worshipped as a god in some parts of India. Even in India, Nag Panchami is a major Hindu Festival where people worship snakes. There are many interesting facts about the snake. You know the term “snake” has derived from Old English snaca, which means to crawl or to creep.
Snakes are closely related to lizards. They find in a large assortment of colors, ranging from dull to brilliant hues with striking patterns. The interesting fact is that that snake. Which finds is in bright color and usually poisonous. They use their bright colors to inform hunters to stay off. You know the reticulated python has considered the largest snake in the world it can grow up to gigantic 10.5 meters.
10: Snake Island!
You know there is an island in Brazil, where you can find five snakes per square meter. Now this area has been declared a no-human zone. If you are traveling to Brazil, so it is better not to visit this snake island. However, it can be very dangerous for humans.
09: Snakes don’t prefer cold regions
Snakes exist all around the world except in some countries like Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland, and New Zealand. It is one of the interesting facts about the snake that they don’t like cold regions that’s why they don’t prefer these places.
08: Snake swallow their food
You know some snakes have lots of teeth up to 200. But the interesting fact is that snakes, it doesn’t use their teeth for eating. They just capture their victim through their teeth. Besides using teeth, they swallow their whole prey.
07: Snakes shed their skin
This is one of the facts about the snake which you may know, it shed its skin periodically. You know it shed its skin to make a way for further growth. Its skin doesn’t stretch as it grows. At one point in time, when the stretching capability of the skin stops. So, they shed off their old skin layer.
06: Ophiophobia or herpetophobia
Ophiophobia or herpetophobia is called the fear of snakes. Many people are suffering from this most common phobia in the world. The interesting fact is that around 1/3 of all adult humans are ophidiophobic. Because, many humans have an inborn, evolutionary fear of snakes.
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05: Snakes captured in flying mode
Have you seen any snakes flying? One of the interesting facts is that some snakes can glide through the air so rapidly as it seems they’re flying. After getting research on five species from Southeast and South Asia, scientists were able to determine just how the reptiles accomplish this feat. They used video cameras to record the animals in flight and create 3-D reconstructions of the snakes’ body positions. The research has shown that they can travel up to 24 meters from a branch at the top of a 15-meter high with constant velocity and without dropping to the ground.
04: Cold-blooded creatures
As you know, snakes are reptiles, they are cold-blooded. It means they cannot generate adequate amounts of heat to keep their body temperature at a constant level. Instead of it, they are dependent on heat from their surroundings. Through the sun, they control their body temperature. That’s why they don’t prefer cold places where they occasionally find heat. Most snake species are found in humid and warm tropical regions.
03: Snake’s senses
The interesting fact is that Snake can’t see very well or sometimes it finds blind. They just notice objects only if they move. Mostly they search for their prey through vibrations. They have inner quality in their lower jawbones which, pick up vibrations caused by movement. They are sensitive to vibrations, mostly those made by land animals, but their most acute sense is the smell. A snake’s tongue helps it smell. It flicks its long, split tongue to get chemical molecules from the air, land, or water. Its tongue transmits the smelly molecules back to two small openings in the roof of the snake’s mouth though they analyze the taste.
02: Quality of camouflage
We have an image of aggression with mostly snakes and always take it as a poisonous creature. But this can be an interesting fact for you that the snake is not generally aggressive. It also fears from their predators they have a quality to camouflage itself from them. It is one of the most common means of defense. Most snakes merge into their environments while some have evolved to look like another, deadlier snake.
01: Most dangerous snakes
One of the species of snakes is the venom of the King Cobra. It considers the world’s largest poisonous snake. One of the interesting facts is that King Cobra can kill a gigantic animal like an elephant also.