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. Serpentine Niveus is often referred to as a 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 … Read more

Snake Skeleton

Snake Skeleton

The skeletal form 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 are linked with snakes symbolizes twin expressions 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

Snake Facts

Snake Facts

There are a large number of snake varieties in this world.   In fact, there are more than Three Thousand kinds of snakes. Pythons, seven or more meters in length are the giants among snakes.  They can coil around a full-grown Antelope, squeeze it to death and swallow it without much ado.  Then there are pencil-sized … Read more

Sidewinder Snake

Sidewinder Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Viperidae Subfamily:        Crotalinae Genus:        Crotalus Species:        C. cerastes Binomial name:        Crotalus cerastes The Crotalus Cerastes snake, a variety of venomous pit viper belongs to the genera Crotalus (rattlesnake) . They dwell in … Read more

Snake Charmer

Snake Charmer

At some time or the other, when we see the snake charmer sitting with crossed legs, blowing his flute, it makes us awestruck, as at that time, his venomous cobra, wakes up from the basket and spreads wide its puffed-up hood, rocks its hood hither and thither in tune with the music. The snake charmer … Read more

Red Necked Keelback

Red Necked Keelback

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Colubridae Subfamily: Natricinae Genus: Rhabdophis Species: R. Subminiatus Binomial name: Rhabdophis Subminiatus The snake Rhabdophis Subminiatus, called the Red-necked Keelback, belongs to the Colubridae family of snakes. This snake has a green tint, with yellow and red portions about the … Read more