Snake Facts You May Not Know
1. Most snakes are harmful.
False : Most snakes are harmless.
2. Snakes cant smell with their nose.
False: They smell with their
noses , but the tongue and Jacobsons 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 . Its 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 wont 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 : Theyre 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 dont 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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