Snakes are reptiles that can be referred to as legless lizards. Their thin, elongated bodies are covered in scales and can be a variety of different colors and sizes, depending on the species. Most snakes are between 4 inches and 30 feet long.
Regardless of the species, all snakes have forked tongues, a lack of eyelids and external ear openings and tiny curved teeth. Enlarged teeth, called fangs, accompany the curved teeth in the mouths of venomous species. The majority of venomous snakes in the United States differ from non-venomous species in that they have triangular-shaped heads, a depression between the eyes and nostrils and small slit-like eyes.Learn More
The most common of the four species, green anacondas are large green snakes bearing asymmetrical black spots over their entire bodies, with the spots on the side having a yellow center. Reaching up to 29 feet and 550 pounds, the green anaconda is the largest snake in the world.Full Answer >
A rattlesnake can be identified by the hard, segmented rattle growth located at the tip of its tail. This rattle produces a buzzing sound when vibrated.Full Answer >
The black snake's eggs look like overgrown white beans. Being covered in mud, they look like polished white stones. If they are clean, they can also appear to be some very big grains of rice.Full Answer >
To identify a snake hole, look for openings in the ground that are newly visible. Snakes don't construct a dwelling, they inhabit an abandoned rodent's burrow or a naturally-occurring hole. When the snake enters a rodent's former dwelling, it removes the obstructions that previously hid the entrance for security.Full Answer >