Snakes are long, legless reptiles that are masters of disguise and experts hunters. Although many people fear snakes, most snakes helpfully eat great numbers of rats and mice and other pests. The fear of snakes is called ophiophobia. Most species of snakes are not venomous. All snakes are carnivores. Snakes can swallow prey larger than their heads. Snakes don’t have eyelids. Snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica Snakes can range from about 10 cm long to over 6 metres! Snakes smell with their tongue.
About the author
Tamara is a biologist who travels the world exploring everything from rainforests to high mountaintops and languages to cultures. She has written books on mammals, whales, dolphins, and the human friendship with animals.
The Einstein Sisters love to explore the world of nature, science and the cultures and countries of the earth.We travel to remote adventures in rainforests, oceans, mountains, deserts and Arctic regions. We want share some of our favourite facts about the worlds we explore in a fun and colourful way.