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Snake facts

Some snakes survive for up to two years without a meal.

There’s an Island in Brazil where civilians are forbidden to go: it has up to 5 snakes per square meter.

Snakes kill 100,000 people every year.

Snakes can have two heads and fight each other for food.

The top ten deadliest snakes can be found in Australia.

More people are killed each year by bees than snakes.

The boomslang snake’s venom causes you to bleed from all holes of your body.

Snakes can open their mouth up to 150 degrees.

There are no terrestrial (land) snakes in New Zealand.

The mortality rate of a Black Mamba snake bite is almost 100%.

Powerful acids in snakes’ stomachs mean they will explode if given Alka-Seltzer.

The Titanoboa lived 60 million years ago and is the largest, longest, and heaviest snake ever discovered.

Snakes used in snake charming performances respond to movement, not sound.

One drop of the Beaked Sea Snake venom can kill 3 adult men.

Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head.

Snakes don’t have eyelids.

Snakes use their tongues to smell.

51% of Americans fear snakes, most than any other thing in the world.

Snakes are unable to close their eyes. They can’t blink and they must sleep with their eyes open.

There has never been snakes in Ireland because being cold-blooded, snake couldn’t survive the frozen ground during the ice age in the past.

Some snakes, komodo dragons, sharks and turkeys are capable of “virgin births”, meaning, asexual reproduction.

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