A snake's home is called a nest or a burrow depending on the particular type of snake. A nest represents the home of a snake that lives alone. A den is a home for snakes that live communally.
In addition to snakes that live in nests or burrows, other derivations of the species elect to live in whatever location provides them shelter and safety, including inside fallen trees or under rocks. These snakes do not establish a particular home for a period of time. A common misconception is that a snake lives in a pit, leading to the often used colloquial phrase "snake pit."Learn More
There are around 28 to 30 species of snakes commonly referred to as cobras. If any snake that has a hood and can raise its upper body is considered to be a cobra, then there may be as many as 270 species of cobra.Full Answer >
The dreamsicle, or lavender albino piebald, is a ball python that has been genetically selected to exhibit a specific coloring pattern consisting of lavender-purple, a pastel yellow and vibrant red eyes. These ball pythons are extremely rare and can be sold for upwards of $60,000.Full Answer >
The Mojave green rattlesnake is a poisonous pit viper native to the Southwest region of the United States and northern Mexico. It is potentially one of the most venomous species in North America, though most bite victims recover as long as they seek treatment immediately.Full Answer >
Rattlesnakes have a lifespan in the wild of 10 to 20 years. The species is not endangered, but the species has experienced thinning numbers due to hunting and loss of habitat.Full Answer >