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Questions About Snakes

How to Determine if a Snake is Venomous

Non-venomous snakes live alongside humans without posing any significant health risk. But a bite from a venomous snake that you didn’t realize was hiding in leaves can be dangerous or even fatal. There are other ways of identifying venomous snakes, such as scale formations. Let’s examine these identification methods and […]

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Questions About Snakes

Do Boa Constrictors Lay Eggs?

Not all species of snakes have the same reproductive pattern. While 70% of snakes lay eggs, other species retain the eggs inside their bodies. They give birth to live young or produce no eggs at all. Boas nourish their young via a placenta and yolk sac, where they’re enveloped in […]

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Questions About Snakes

Can Ball Pythons Hear Sound?

Snakes have unique biology. Even though they possess eyes, these reptiles use their nose to ‘see.’ A typical ball python does not have ears that are visible to the human eye. Ball pythons detect their surroundings through vibrations, but there is so much more to learn about their hearing. Snakes […]