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What Do You Know About Snakes?
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Question 1 Explanation:
Since snakes are cold-blooded, they hibernate during the winter and are quite inactive during the extreme heat of the summer. Spring time is their most active period, when they come out of hibernation and search for food.
Herbivores (Plants Eaters)
Carnivores (Meat Eaters)
Omnivores (Eat both Plants and Meat)
How do snakes eat?
They chew their food with their teeth.
They dismember their food and then eat it.
They swallow their food whole.
Question 3 Explanation:
Snakes do not possess the sort of teeth that are suited for chewing their food, so they must eat their prey whole. The snake's jaw is structured in a special a way which allows the mouth to open wider than its own body, so it can swallow the prey whole.
The Snake's body has:
A Backbone made up of between 200-400 vertebrae with as many ribs attached.
A Backbone made up of approximately 33 vertebrae and 24 ribs.
No Backbone at all. That's why they are so flexible.
Question 4 Explanation:
The fact that the Snake's backbone is made up of so many vertebrae with as many ribs attached, is what helps it move so smoothly and makes it so flexible!
The Snake's Body is covered with:
Tiny geometric feathers.
Rigid hair particles.
Scales of various shapes and sizes.
Question 5 Explanation:
Scales don't just protect the snake's body, but aid it in its ability to move. The complex patterns and colors of the scales aid in hiding from predators.
What is the Longest Snake on earth is?
The King Cobra
The Reticulated Python
The Burmese Python
The Giant Brown Snake
Question 6 Explanation:
As of now, the longest snake in captivity is a Reticulated Python called Medusa, owned by Full Moon Productions in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Medusa reaches 7.67 meters (25 feet 2 inches) long.
Not all Snakes have:
Question 7 Explanation:
Only some of the Venomous snakes have fangs. These scary fangs are sharp, hollow and long teeth that are connected to a sac behind the snake's eyes, which produces the feared poisonous liquid called venom.
What is the Longest Venomous Snake on earth?
The Bushmaster Viper
The King Cobra
The Carpet Python
The Black Mamba
Question 8 Explanation:
The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the world's longest venomous snake, as it can reach lengths of up to 5.7 meters (18.8 ft). The King Cobra can be found in Southeast Asia.
What is the Largest Snake in the world, pound for pound?
The Green Anaconda
The Columbian Red Tail Boa
The African Rock Python
The Reticulated Python
Question 9 Explanation:
The Reticulated Python might reach greater lengths, but the Green Anaconda can grow to be twice as heavy! It can weigh more than 227 kg (550 pounds)!
What is the smallest snake on earth?
The Brahminy Blind Snake
Question 10 Explanation:
The Barbados Thread-snake is currently the smallest snake species known to exist. It's a species of blind thread-snake, which was first identified as a new species in 2008 by S. Blair Hedges, a biologist from Pennsylvania State University. The length of the Barbados Thread-snake averages at 10 cm (4 in).
This Animal is NOT a potential Enemy of the Snake:
How Does a Snake Smell its Surroundings?
By using its nose.
By rubbing its skin, which is equipped with sensors, onto the surface.
By sticking out and flicking its tongue.
Question 12 Explanation:
Snakes do have nostrils, but these are used for breathing, and for smelling. In order to smell its surrounding, a snake will stick out its moist tongue and flick it, as it collects scents from the air around it.
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