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What snake is this? Is it venomous?

Location: Ozark Mountains in Northern Arkansas. Size: Perhaps 4-6 feet in length. Behavior: Mower uncovered a couple of these in tall grass/brush next to a log. They did not coil up. This one lay ...
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Can a snake deposit venom while drinking?

When a venomous snake drinks, does it deposit even trace amounts of venom into water? I understand that "drinking" and "biting"(attacking) involve different reflexes and muscle ...
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Is there any evidence that mammalian ears can act as thermal receptors?

Some snakes have a "pit organ" capable of sensing infrared radiation. The structure is similar to a primitive pit eye. Snakes are cold-blooded and their prey is generally warm-blooded, so it ...
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Indian snake ID

I saw this snake being attacked on the ground by a dog and it escaped up a tree with amazing rapidity. Can anyone help with the ID? It was maybe nearly a metre long. Seen in Rajasthan.
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Snake Identification in India

Location: Kharagpur, West Bengal, India. Time: Near the end of September at around 1:00 pm. This snake was spotted in a drain near my hostel in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India. Can somebody help me ...
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Help identifying small snake in southern India

I found a baby snake near a hill in Karnataka, Southern part of India. It's monsoon season here. Approximate length - 15 cm
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Is Eastern diamondback rattlesnake swimming an example of adaptation?

I have read that Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes are capable swimmers. Can we consider that as an adaptation?
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What species of snake is this? It was sighted in NE New Mexico, Union County

The snake in this photograph was found injured/dead in Clayton, Union, New Mexico (USA) on 10/06/2021. I want to know if it is a juvenile bullsnake or a Chihuahuan Night Snake...or something ...
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Help identifying snake? (Southern California)

I just got home after a brief, surprise thunderstorm ... to find a pretty good size snake lounging in the breezeway at the garage side door. (Presumably, it was seeking shelter from the rain?) Could ...
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What Snake is this? (Found at my door in Raebareli, North India)

Found this snake at my door in Raebareli, North India. We of course allowed it to go away peacefully. Could someone please identify it for me?
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Identify species of snake in India

image Is this snake poisonous, found wrapped around a tree in middle of hot summer of 40 degrees celcius, in himachal, Northern INDIA, Himalayan foothills?
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Why aren't native predators in Australia able to handle the mice problem?

Australia is currently dealing with a mouse infestation problem, but Australia is awash with different types of predators that presumably eat lots of mice like animals. Snakes in particular are well ...
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What is this snake in South Florida, USA

I observed this snake for about 10 minutes. It was slithering back and forth in about 50x20 yard (50x20 meter) area. Just kept going back and forth (then I left). There was a similar snake at the same ...
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At how low a temperature can a snake like a copperhead survive in winter /

Copperheads were very common here, less so now that more people have moved into the subdivision. My yard is sort of an oasis for them . E. TX is expecting record cold in spite of climate change so I ...
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Water snake with a yellow criss-cross on a black background?

I saw a 60 cm long, very skinny (~15 mm diameter), black with yellow diagonal criss-cross patterned snake swimming in a pond this afternoon in northern Taiwan. It was swimming near the top of the ...
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Help ID snake near Deming NM

This snake is in our yard, south of Deming NM, in Luna County. Approximate length is about 3 1/2 feet. It moved slowly at the time, but was being picked on by a couple of medium-sized birds. It is ...
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What kind of snakes are in this photo?

What is the name of these snakes? I saw them in the street and I don't know if they are dangerous for people? Photo is taken near to Tbilisi, Georgia.
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Can you identify this snake?

On a walk through I’ON Swamp/Natural Forest in Mt. Pleasant, SC, we came upon this snake. We did not get too close for fear it may be poisonous. It had a very dark brown/taupe exterior with almost a ...
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Can you explain the behavior of this snake?

I just saw this video in which a snake is swallowing grapes. ("Whip snake eating grapes"). In the video, the snake just doesn't eat but goes on to swallow 2-3 grapes. I did some research on the ...
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how many times can a spitting cobra spit its venom?

exactly how many times can a spitting cobra spit its venom at a predator it has a small venom sac, so I presume it can only spit once or twice only
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Differentiating Antaresia (Children's Complex) Pythons using something other than color pattern

I have a standard wild-type Children's python (Antaresia childreni) that I'm planning on breeding in the next few years and was just sold a male "Children's python" that I think might actually be a ...
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What species of snake in India "drinks breaths" according to local customs?

In Rajasthan in India, locals know a snake called peevna in the local language. Many of my relatives live there in villages in open deserts. They see many kinds of snakes every day. The word peevna ...
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What's the difference between veterinary and human snake antivenom?

Recently, out of curiosity, I looked online if snake antivenom for humans were actually sold for individuals. I found out they aren't. Not only that, but bills can get really high on countries that ...
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Can anyone tell me what type of snake this is?

I found this snake in my garden and I'm wondering what type of snake it is! It was around 1 metre long and I'm in Lincolnshire UK.
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does anyone know what snake is this? found on my other family home

pic might be a little dark because it was on night thank you very much for your answer
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What is this snake?

What kind of snake is this? It was sighted in Singapore (South-Eastern-Asia) and was ca. 40cm (~ 16 inches) long.
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What brazilian snake is this?

(1) Is it possible to identify the snake in the picture below? If (1) cannot be answered: (2) In view of the pattern of colors, is it possible the snake in the picture below be non-venomous? If so, ...
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Is this Indian snake venomous?

I found this snake near a small garden. Location: India (Hyderabad, south India) Temperature: 38 oC Humidity: 28% Time: 2 hours past noon (2PM). Similar snake was found in drainage of our ...
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Snake with orange spots found in South Florida

I found this snake near my doorstep. What species is it?
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what snake is that in northern italy

About 75 cm long. Thin tail. Camping site near Grado, Italy, northern Adriatic sea. It climbed a tree in the rough bark and i followed it to take these photos.
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If a venomous snake somehow gets it's own venom in its body, will it be affected by it?

Here is a hypothetical situation I had been thinking about that sparked my curiosity: Let's a snake is just slithering around, not being attentive for some odd reason. It happens to pass a mouse, in ...
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Recognition of snake (image)

I would like some help with the recognition of the snake shown in the image below. I was doing a fieldwork in a forest in Slovakia when I found it. I was thinking it could be a water snake but I am ...
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Is this a worm or snake?How to get rid of it?

Hi! I found this thing in my bathroom. I killed it but still it's friends keep on reappearing. It moves slowly , is it a snake? How can i get rid of them? I live in Mumbai, India. It's rainy season ...
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Does anybody know what kind of snake is this?

FYI the snake is dead and currently in my freezer, I got it from a guy and forgot to ask what kind it is.
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What is the striking speed of a Green Anaconda?

How fast does a green anaconda strike? The striking speeds of other snakes is readily accessible, but not that I can find for the anaconda. If you have information for the size and weight of the ...
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What kind of snake is this? Seen in Peru along the Inca Trail

I have been searching so much to find out what kind of snake this is. It looked black with white stripes. We found it on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru. It was about 2500 m above sea level.
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Do prey animals fail to see incoming pythons/snakes?

I understand that pythons are considered ambush predators, and I was under the impression that they tend to employ the sit-and-wait strategy: quietly staying in a coiled position near a trail ...
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What kind of snake is this? Seen on Koh Lanta, Thailand

We had this snake in our bungalow on Koh Lanta, Thailand. From the reaction of the employees at the resort I can tell that it is venomous, but that's all I know. I am curious, does anybody know what ...
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What species of snake found in central Alabama, US?

The snake in the image below was found in the attic of a home in a relatively well-forested suburb of central Alabama, south of Birmingham about 20 minutes. It was safely released outside in the ...
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Minor differences in morphology of a snake: Why designate it a different species?

I was motivated to ask based on an answer to another question that I read on SE-Biology: You can differentiate this species [Ashok's Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis ashoki)] from closely related D. ...
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Indian Snake Species Identification

Location: southern India Time: noon Approx. Size: Length: around 2 feet; Size: extremely small, like a straw. Diameter: less than 1 cm. Was very fast in climbing aisle of mud bed/uphill like 90 ...
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What are the different causes for a snail species to have chiral dimorphism or speciate into a new species of the opposite form?

One way for the snail species to have complete chiral dimorphism where one form is an identical mirror image of the other form is if one form can't reproduce with the other form and it's predator is a ...
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What is the name of this black-ochre striped snake?

I've seen the following snake (?) near Calvi (on Corsica): I guess it was about 50cm long. What is the name of this type of snake?
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What snake is this?

Just caught this snake today and he was really aggressive...tried to bite me but luckily I managed to kill him and I wonder what type of snake is this. If someone knows, help would be greatly ...
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What kind of snake is this?

First, we are located in Missouri. In between St. Louis and Cape Girardeau. St. Francois county to be precise. We just walked outside and found this on the porch so we carried it off. Normally this ...
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What will happen if a poisonous snake bites itself? [closed]

I wonder if in general snakes are immune to their own venom. I would like to know studies or references about times snakes bit themselves and got sick or the contrary.
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Could a large constrictor kill a small animal?

According to this article there was a python whose body circumference was 85cm. This means its diameter was 27cm. Would it be possible for this snake to constrict animals that are about the same ...
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Species Identification: Snake, New Mexico

The snake is about one and a half inches in diameter at its widest, a half inch at the head, and about two feet long. I found it in central New Mexico. It's hard to see the head in the pics, but it ...
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Why would a python go after such large prey?

I read that most Pythons would go for smaller prey, around the size of a house cat, but that larger species enjoy crocodiles, deer and even a bit of antelope for dinner. But why? Now, I realise that ...
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What are some examples of small-scale physical phenomena that snakes fear?

What are some ways to use technology to repel snakes? One idea I was researching is low-frequency sound, which I read snakes could "feel" even though they are naturally deaf. Would this be a viable ...
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