Everyone has a different opinion on these beautiful creatures (or slippery customers if that’s how you see them) but there’s a whole host of interesting facts few people know about snakes. That is until now! Take a look at the following 2-minute read to see what we’re talking about.
Ireland, Iceland, New Zealand and the North and South Poles are the only places snakes have never been found. There’s 725 species of venomous snakes in
the world. 250 of them will kill a fully grown man with a single bite.
They evolved from a four-legged reptile.
It’s thought that it looked like a lizard and used to burrow to find food.
If you look closely you’ll see that pythons and boas actually have the remnants of hind legs.
1/3 of all adults suffer from ophiophobia: the fear of snakes.
It’s also known as herpetophobia.
The Inland Taipan is widely regarded as the most venomous snake in the world.
Anacondas weigh upwards of 600 lb, making them the heaviest in the world.
They’ve been seen eating
Jaguars whole! The Flowerpot snake is the most common snake in the world.
Oddly there are no males, which means they can reproduce by themselves at will.
The Black Mamba has the most advanced venom system known to man, allowing it to strike 12 times in seconds.
An Inland Taipan carries enough venom to kill 80 fully grown men at the same time.
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