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Some Unusual Facts About Snakes
"Snake" is an ancient word and comes from the Indo-European base sneg, meaning "to creep"; it is also related to the word "snail," which has the same root.

How long do snakes live?

We can't know for certain, but snakes in zoos have long lives. One boa constrictor has lived 27 years in a zoo, and a South American anaconda is still going strong after 28 years!

How big do snakes get?

They can be very tiny or very large, depending on the kind. The ground snake is about 5 inches long while a python can grow to be 30 feet in length and weigh 200 pounds.

How often does a snake eat?

Snakes eat only when they are hungry. This can be once every 3-4 days or the interval may be even longer – weeks or months. Zoo snakes, because they don't move much, may eat just one or two times a year!

Do all snakes lay eggs to reproduce?

No, some snakes give birth to tiny living snakes that crawl off and take care of themselves right from the start.

What snake is the best mother?

 No snake mothers her babies the way humans do, but the python mother makes a nest and coils up on her eggs to keep them safe until they hatch.

How does a snake keep clean?

 Its scales are very smooth and fit together so there is no place for dirt to catch on a snakeskin. Also, snakes get brand-new skins every once in a while so they are usually very, very clean.

How many kinds of snakes are there?

There are about 2,600 different kinds of snakes. Of these, about 400 are poisonous.

How many different kinds of snakes live in the U.S.?

There are 126 different kinds of snakes in the United States. Only 19 are harmful to people.

Why is it true that snakes are good for the world?

Snakes are very helpful. The small ones eat harmful bugs and insects. The big ones eat rats, mice, gophers, and animals that destroy crops. Good farmers and gardeners know how helpful most snakes are and are happy to have them around. All snakes except those that threaten people should be kept safe from harm. They are part of the chain of living things – as we are!

 
 
**Have you ever come face to face with a snake?
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Nov 27, 2006
wow tht is one good picture
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I stoop on a snake in a river and when I was swimming in a lake at my old house, a snake swam under my feet. It was huge Smiley Surprised
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Nov 27, 2006


Vedesh wrote:
 
Explanation:
 
Some Unusual Facts About Snakes
"Snake" is an ancient word and comes from the Indo-European base sneg, meaning "to creep"; it is also related to the word "snail," which has the same root.

How long do snakes live?

We can't know for certain, but snakes in zoos have long lives. One boa constrictor has lived 27 years in a zoo, and a South American anaconda is still going strong after 28 years!

How big do snakes get?

They can be very tiny or very large, depending on the kind. The ground snake is about 5 inches long while a python can grow to be 30 feet in length and weigh 200 pounds.

How often does a snake eat?

Snakes eat only when they are hungry. This can be once every 3-4 days or the interval may be even longer – weeks or months. Zoo snakes, because they don't move much, may eat just one or two times a year!

Do all snakes lay eggs to reproduce?

No, some snakes give birth to tiny living snakes that crawl off and take care of themselves right from the start.

What snake is the best mother?

 No snake mothers her babies the way humans do, but the python mother makes a nest and coils up on her eggs to keep them safe until they hatch.

How does a snake keep clean?

 Its scales are very smooth and fit together so there is no place for dirt to catch on a snakeskin. Also, snakes get brand-new skins every once in a while so they are usually very, very clean.

How many kinds of snakes are there?

There are about 2,600 different kinds of snakes. Of these, about 400 are poisonous.

How many different kinds of snakes live in the U.S.?

There are 126 different kinds of snakes in the United States. Only 19 are harmful to people.

Why is it true that snakes are good for the world?

Snakes are very helpful. The small ones eat harmful bugs and insects. The big ones eat rats, mice, gophers, and animals that destroy crops. Good farmers and gardeners know how helpful most snakes are and are happy to have them around. All snakes except those that threaten people should be kept safe from harm. They are part of the chain of living things – as we are!

 
 
**Have you ever come face to face with a snake?


Yeah my freinds got one,but he didn't tell me what breed it was.
Nice info y ou've got there and I apperate every singe one you do,gald i was the 1st to see it,but well done,and keep up the good work!
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Nov 27, 2006
Yea in my friends back yard, i threw a towel on it .

Oh and snakes are useful because their venom, mixed with some other stuff, cures diseases..
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Nov 27, 2006
 Have you ever come face to face with a snake?

Yeah I have. It was not out in the wild(Only ones I see there are Gardner snakes), but it was at the Zoo. It was a Huge White Python thing. I even got to go up to it and pet it. The Zoo Keeper asked if I wanted to put it around my neck, but my mother would not let me because I was too young(only 12 at the time). But it was still a cool experiance.
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Nov 27, 2006
That's a good picture. It's probably staying under those red berries for protection.

I've only held a wild gardner snake, but other than that I've been a safe distance away from wild snakes.
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Nov 27, 2006
the only time i saw a snake up close was behind a soild glass window at the zoo. those things are huge...well the one i saw anyway.
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Nov 27, 2006
Yes, near my creak and lucky for me it wasnt poisonous

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Nov 27, 2006
o wow nice
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