Anacondas have rows of sharp, needle-like teeth. These teeth are not used for chewing food but for gripping onto prey so that an anaconda can position itself to wrap its coils around its prey and begin constricting it.
Anacondas are large snakes found in tropical regions of South America. The term anaconda can refer to any of a certain group of anacondas but most frequently refers to the common or green anaconda. Anacondas can grow up to 26 feet long and weigh up to 290 pounds. Their size enables them to take down prey the size of a small horse.Learn More
All snakes are members of the kingdom Animalia, the phylum Chordata, the class Reptilia and the order Squamata. The family, genus and species classifications differ for different kinds of snakes.Full Answer >
A variety of snake species live in Pennsylvania, including three venomous species. Pennsylvania Herp Identification provides pictures and descriptions of all of the snake species found in the state. The Wilderness College provides a list of suggested identifying features to observe when trying to identify a snake species. Observe each individual characteristic and note possible species. Eliminate species as more characteristics are identified.Full Answer >
Corn snakes can reach lengths of 4 to 5.5 feet. Newly hatched corn snakes are just 8 to 12 inches in length. Babies can easily live in small snake habitats no bigger than shoe boxes, while adults need large aquariums; Reptiles Magazine recommends a minimum size of 20 gallons.Full Answer >
Adult snakes shed between four and eight times per year. However, their activity level, habitat temperature and feeding frequency and amount affect the frequency of shedding. Additionally, young snakes that are rapidly growing may shed more often.Full Answer >