10 Interesting Facts About Snakes

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There are about 2,900 species of snakes. Of these, only 375 are venomous. Find out more about snakes here.


1
Snakes have no external ears and use their tounge to channel sound waves.

2
A snake sleeps with both eyes open.

3
The Brazilian two-headed blind snake is not actually two-headed, blind, or even an actual snake. It is a lizard.

4
A rattlesnake will die if left in the hot sun for twenty minutes.

5
Unlike other snakes, the King Cobras will make a nest for its eggs.

6
Some snakes survive up to 2 years without a meal.

7
Snakes kill 100,000 people every year.

8
The Titanoboa lived 60 million years ago is the largest, longest, and heaviest snake ever discovered.

9
Snakes used in snake charming performances respond to movement, not sound.

10
The mortality rate of a Black Mamba snake bite is almost 100%.