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Snake Facts

1. Most snakes are harmful.
False : Most snakes are harmless.

2. Snakes can’t smell with their nose.
False: They smell with their noses , but the tongue and Jacobson’s organ (an indentation on the roof of their mouth with many nerve endings) are more important to them.

3. Snakes feel slimy .
False : Touch one . It’s usually warm and dry.

4. The purpose of scales is to keep snakes warm.
False : Scales are watertight. The main purpose is to keep moisture in, so the snake won’t dry out in the heat.

5. Snakes can hypnotize people and animal.
False : The myth probably arose because of the way snakes stare without moving , and many animals freeze when a snake stares at them

6. Snake scales are heavy.
False : They’re actually as this as paper.

7. Snakes are cold.
False : Some snakes can maintain body temperatures of over 100 degrees-higher than humans (who can create their own body heat).

8. Snakes are aggressive and strike whenever possible.
False : Most snakes are cowards that prefer to swish away and avoid fight.

9. Snakes don’t have backbones.
False : Snakes sometimes have as many as 300 vertebrae-compared to a person who has only 33 or 34.

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