Types of Snakes: Boidae – Non Poisonous Snakes

Anaconda

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Infraorder:        Alethinophidia Family:        Boidae This family includes non-poisonous, but large and strong snakes that compress their prey in its coils; they are capable of swallowing an adult buck and other big animals! These types of snakes … Read more

Types of Snakes: Elapidae

Eastern Green Mamba

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Family:     Ophidia Suborder:        Serpentes Infraorders:        Alethinophidia Family:        Elapidae Subfamily:        Elapinae, Hydrophiinae, Laticaudinae Snakes are a carrier of destiny to those who are ignorant; on the contrary, they are one among the major splendid wonders of nature. According to early … Read more

Texas Rat Snake

Texas Rat Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Family:        Colubridae Genus:        Elaphe Species:        E. obsoleta SubSpecies:        E. o. lindheimeri The Texas Rat Snake,  biologically Elaphe Obsoleta Lindheimeri,  is a subordinate variety of rat snakes, a Colubrid that is not poisonous. We see them in The … Read more

Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Elapidae Genus:        Notechis Species:        Notechis scutatus Most of the Australians know about Tiger Snakes. The Tiger Snake Notechis Scutatus possesses a terrible reputation. Few people encounter Tiger snakes. But they are notorious because of … Read more

Taipan Snake

Taipan Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Elapidae Genus:        Oxyuranus Taipan snakes belong to the genera Oxyuranus, This snake moves very fast. It is big and very poisonous,  and belongs to the Elapid family from Australia.  At present there are 3 varieties … Read more

Tentacled Snake

Tentacled Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Homalopsinae Genus:        Erpeton Species:        E. tentaculatum Binomial name:        Erpeton tentaculatum The Tentacled snake belongs  to the species Erpeton Tentaculatum. These  are  aquatic snakes.  They are the only species  of their … Read more

Snake Wine

Snake Wine

Snake wine, known because of its ability to reinvigorate a person according to Chinese medicine, is an alcoholic beverage that is made by infusing an entire snake in rice wine or grain alcohol. This wine,蛇酒 pinyin: shéjiǔ; rượu rắn in Vietnamese, was first recorded to have been consumed in China during the reign of the Zhou dynasty and … Read more

Snow Snake

Snow Snake

The snow snake is known to exist in the continent of North America, even before the arrival of the European colonizers. Serpentius Niveus is often referred as white snake, which thrives best in the cold region of the globe. They have ice like eyes that turn into burning red or ruby color when they are … Read more

Snake Skeleton

Snake Skeleton

The skeletal formation of a snake is an amazing sight to observe. It is almost as though the entire structure is meticulously put together in an attempt to create an elegant creature. A snake skeleton consists of a skull, the vertebrae and ribs, and the vestigial remnants of the limb. The main structure of a … Read more

Snake Symbolism

Snake Symbolism

The snake or serpent is among the most widespread  mythological symbols. The word serpent derives from the Latin word Serpens, which means an animal that crawls, or a snake. Several  ancient rituals practiced by human beings linked with snakes and symbolizes twin expression of  evil or good. In certain traditions, the snake was the symbol of fertility. For … Read more

Snake Oil Salesman

Snake Oil Tonics

Snake Oil originally meant a fraudulent health product or a product of unproven medical value.  Today, Snake Oil, refers to all products with dubious, unverifiable or questionable quality.  Logically a snake oil vendor  is a person who knowingly sells fraudulent products or is a charlatan or a fraud or a quack. Salesmen who sell these products … Read more

Diet of Snakes

Diet of Snakes

The study regarding the diet of snakes always invokes our curiosity. Every snake is zoophagous (consuming other creatures), they eat animals. None of the snakes are vegetarians. These reptiles are carnivorous. Huge snakes consume large animals. Smaller snakes  consume smaller animals. Invertebrates and insects constitute the diet of the tiniest snakes except for those snakes … Read more