Snake Identification Guide
Learn About Snake Anatomy, Life Cycle, etc.
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All About Snakes
What Do Snakes Eat?Snakes eat rats, mice, insects, bird eggs and other small animals.
Snake FactsThere are many myths that snakes do not have lungs or hearts. Snakes do in fact have two lungs, one small left lung and one larger right lung, and one heart.
NOTE: Many non-venomous snakes look very much like venomous snakes. With this in mind we encourage you to use extreme caution when trying to handle snakes on your property
NOTE: In the Southeastern United States, particularly Florida, non-native or invasive species of snakes have been introduced into the wild. Many of these species have been able to successfully breed and thrive in the tropical conditions. Some species of pythons that have been introduced can reach lengths over 20+ feet.
- Snakes are cylindrical
- Snakes do not have legs
- Snakes have two eyes without eyelids
- Snakes have a mouth that is capable of opening very wide
- Snakes do not have fur
- Snakes have scales that can be smooth or rough
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