Can non-venomous snakes harm you?

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Non-venomous snakes do not possess any toxins that can harm humans, and typically do not have fangs. However, most snakes can become aggressive when threatened, and a non-venomous snake’s layers of small sharp teeth can leave harmful wounds if you’re bitten.   Can you tell if a snake is non-venomous?   There are no specific features… Read more »

Do snakes blink?

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Snakes do not have eyelids, so cannot blink or close their eyes. Instead of eyelids, snakes have a small, clear scale covering each eye. Eye scales have a similar role to eyelids, protecting the eyes from injury and making sure the eyes don’t dry out. Why don’t snakes have eyelids?   Snakes have eye scales… Read more »

Do snakes die of old age?

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Do snakes die of old age? Snakes can live for a long time, around 30 years, before they die of old age. This is if they don’t die prematurely from infections, cancer, or other diseases. In the wild, snakes tend to die from being eaten by large predators or from other snakes competing for habitat… Read more »

Which snake is best for a pet?

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Snakes are captivating animals due to their unusual look and little need for attention so you may want one for a pet. They require special requirements however, which vary between breeds. This means you should choose a snake breed which best suits your interests and time. Here are five common breeds which are easy to… Read more »