Snakes are some of the most misunderstood creatures on the planet. For example, most people fear them. They think they are dangerous killers. Much of this is down to the stories we tell about snakes, but they are purely fiction. Snakes mean us no harm and prefer to avoid us altogether. They only strike if threatened. And there are many other unknowns when it comes to … [Read more...] about Do Snakes Have Legs? (And Other Common Questions)
Shedding time is stressful and uncomfortable for snakes. And it can be the same for snake owners, if they don't know what to expect and what to do to help. We'll cover everything you need to know about snakes, beginning with the question that originally brought you here: how often to snakes shed? It is impossible to answer this with an exact time frame, since it … [Read more...] about How Often Do Snakes Shed? (Plus Amazing Facts About Shedding)
Even if you want to visit, you can't. But who would want to? True to its name, Snake Island is home to a large population of snakes. And little else. Specifically, it is home to the deadly and endangered Golden Lancehead viper. With an incredibly fast-acting and deadly venom that can melt skin, this in one snake you're best off avoiding. In fact, you're best off … [Read more...] about Snake Island (7 Crazy Facts About Brazil’s Ilha Da Queimada Grande)
Snakes are reptiles. As such, they are cold-blooded and can not regulate their body temperature internally. They need to rely on external heat sources, like the sun, to raise their body temperature. And if it gets too high, they need to find a cool spot to lower it. If the ambient temperature gets too cold and there is no heat source they can use to raise their body … [Read more...] about When Do Snakes Hibernate? (And Everything Else About Brumation)
Snakes are amazing creatures. We humans have feared them, and been fascinated by them, throughout our entire history. You'd think, then, that we know everything there is to know about these creatures. But we don't. In fact, there are an incredible number of facts about snakes we don't know. The 13 snake facts presented below are obviously not unknown, or we would … [Read more...] about Facts About Snakes (13 Amazing Snake Facts You Won’t Believe)
The sex life of snakes is fascinating. And complicated. It turns out that different species differ greatly in how their sex organs are shaped, in how they give birth and in how they care for their young (which is generally not at all). Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of all are the male hemipenes. We'll get into much more detail later, but here are some … [Read more...] about How Do Snakes Mate? (Warning: You May Be Sorry You Asked!)
Most people should not own a Burmese python as a pet. They get very large (up to 20 feet long) and require a lot of time, space, money and patience to care for. Plus they live for over 20 years. Many owners end up abandoning their in the wild, because they can't handle the responsibility. For that reason, we encourage you to think long and hard about getting one. And … [Read more...] about Burmese Python: Pet Snake Or Bad Idea?
How long a snake can go without heat depends on the snake species. But no snakes are able to produce body heat. That means that snakes in captivity rely on a constant supply of artificial heat and light. And it is up to us to supply that heat and light. But what if something happens and the snake has to go without heat for a while? How long will it … [Read more...] about How Long Can A Snake Go Without Heat?
Few things scare people more than encountering a snake while swimming in a river or lake. Even if you never see one, just knowing they're in a lake will keep many people out. And there are several species of water snakes in Texas. The good news is: none of them are poisonous. The bad news is: there is a venomous snake that isn't a water snake, but still spends a lot … [Read more...] about Water Snakes In Texas (Everything You Need To Know)
Nothing is ever certain with snake colors. The animal kingdom definitely has breakable rules when it comes to snake colors and patterns. Generally, black and yellow snakes in Texas are non-venomous. But not always There is a lot of mimicry with snakes. Sometimes they are not what they appear to be. So you always want to be careful, even if you're certain you're … [Read more...] about Black And Yellow Snake In Texas – What Snake Did You Just See?