Questions About Snakes

snakes that pretend to be dead
Questions About Snakes

Are There Snakes That Play Dead?

Playing dead (thanatosis) is a common defense mechanism. But of all the animals you associate with pretending to be dead, snakes aren’t necessarily one of them. Pretending to be dead is something that you see more frequently in wild than captive snakes. Captive snakes quickly learn that you aren’t a […]