Snakes in Florida
|FUN FACTS ABOUT SNAKES|
FUN FACTS ABOUT SNAKES
In Texas, you're four times more likely to be killed by lightning than a snakebite. We have an average of two to three deaths per year from snakebites, compared with five to seven for insect bites and eight from lightning.
Snakes range farther north and occur at higher elevations than lizards. They are also adapted to a much wider range of environmental conditions.
There are no snakes in Ireland, Newfoundland, New Zealand or many South Sea islands.
Contrary to popular belief, snake skin is not clammy or slimy, but smooth, dry, and slightly cool to the touch.
In Australia, the majority of snakes are venomous, approximately 80%. You need to watch where you step down under.
Rattlesnakes can't hear the sound of their own rattles.
Large prey and a slow metabolism give snakes the advantage of not having to eat so often. Few eat more than once a week; many eat from 8 to 10 times a year. Some are capable of very long fasts.
Numerous species of snakes occasionally or regularly eat snakes of other
species, usually much smaller than themselves.