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Any of the numerous scaly, legless,long-bodied and sometimes venomous reptiles of the order Squamata.

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Animals; Snakes

Officially the world's biggest snake in terms of body mass, an anaconda can measure almost 28 feet long with a girth of 44 inches and weigh over 500 lbs. Although the python holds the world's record ...

puff adder

Animals; Snakes

This is another very poisonous snake of Africa. The puff adder is responsible for the most number of casualties due to snake bites. These snakes do not normally move away when someone passes by, and ...

Inland Taipan

Animals; Snakes

The prize for “The World’s Most Venomous Snake” goes to the Inland Taipan of Australia. Just a single bite from this snake contains enough venom to kill 100 human adults or an army of 250,000 mice. ...

elephant trunk snake

Animals; Snakes

This weird snake is found mostly in Indonesia, although some close relatives are also found in Australia. It gets its name from its unusual skin, which is wrinkled and baggy, and gives the impression ...

tentacled snake

Animals; Snakes

Another aquatic snake from southeastern Asia, this is quite a unique species, the last surviving member of its genus. Its most notable feature are the strange fleshy tentacles on its snout. These ...

long nosed vine snake

Animals; Snakes

The long nosed vine snake is a highly advanced arboreal predator; unlike other snakes, it has excellent binocular vision, which allows it to strike at prey with great accuracy. Its eyes are also ...

horned viper

Animals; Snakes

Found in the deserts of Northern Africa and the Middle East, horned vipers are small, usually under 50 cms long. They often have a pair of horns over the eyes, but there are also some individuals ...

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