Snakes can’t bite food so have to swallow it whole.
Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head!
Snakes are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
Snakes have internal ears but not external ones.
Snakes used in snake charming performances respond to movement, not sound.
There are around 3000 different species of snake.
Snakes have a unique anatomy which allows them to swallow and digest large prey.
Some species of snake, such as cobras and black mambas, use venom to hunt and kill their prey.
Pythons kill their prey by tightly wrapping around it and suffocating it in a process called constriction.
5 STATUSES ABOUT SNAKES!
ENDANGERED STATUS: :382 endangered reptile species. 7.4% of all evaluated reptile species are listed as endangered
WEIGHT Varies between species. Heaviest: Green Anaconda 250kg
LENGTH Varies between species. Longest: Python 7.67 m
HABITATS Mostly tropical, but different species can be found all around the world, expect on the polar ices (Arctic and Antarctica)
3 WAYS YOU CAN PROTECT SNAKES!
At least 75% of all snake “pets” die within the first year, as their basic needs are not met. This clearly proves that snakes are not suitable as pets. If you love snakes that much, go out in the wild and take photos of them from a clear distance together with some snake experts.
A lot of snakes are stolen from the wild and sold as captive-born. However, stolen from the wild or captive-born are both wrong! Don’t buy a snake and keep it as a pet, and don’t let your friends and family do the same.
Legal exotic pet trade triggers illegal black markets for exotic pet trade. Which, makes it hard to control, the lack of control of bringing snakes from different parts of the world to others. Ending up with snakes out in their wrong natural habitat and are disturbing natures balance .Make legal exotic pet trade of snakes illegal, spread the word and bring up the question to the social debate.
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