Many snakes are actually harmless, but it's smart to avoid interaction with any snakes in case they are venomous. The simplest way to determine if a snake is venomous is to determine if they have triangular heads and pits between their eyes and nostrils. Many venomous species' pupils are elongated circles rather than normal circles (if you are close enough to see pupils, be especially careful!). Many people recognize rattlesnakes because of their namesake — the rattle on the end of their tail, shaken as a warning. Whether you are facing a snake infestation on your property or just notice a single snake, call (855) WILDLIFE at Wildlife X Team® today.
Snake appearance alone is enough for some homeowners to request immediate removal. For the less ophidiophobic residents, the threat of being bitten or pets/loved ones being bitten, potentially with fatal results, is cause for concern. All snakes can disrupt homeowners' routines and/or cause damage, however, including curling up in warm spots on patios or porches, to regulate their body heat and Hiding beneath overgrown shrubbery
Is Seeing Snakes Really a Cause for Concern?
As mentioned earlier, snakes are not inherently dangerous, but you still don't want them on your property. We can help remove snakes and deter them from returning. Call (855) WILDLIFE to speak with a trained professional from Wildlife X Team® today!
More About Snakes
- Snakes are long, limbless, flexible reptiles. There are approximately 2,900 species of snakes in the world, 375 of which are known to be venomous.
- Snakes eat a varied diet, one that includes termites, rodents, birds, frogs, small deer, and other reptiles. Snakes tend to eat their prey whole, and they are even able to consume food that is much larger than their head by separating their jaws. To keep prey from escaping, snakes have rear-facing teeth that hold their prey in their mouths. Snakes that are venomous will inject their prey with venom. Snakes that are not will simply squeeze and constrict their prey.
- Snakes do not hunt every day. In fact, anacondas and pythons can survive for up to a year without food.
- Scientists recently discovered the fossil of a snake more than 49 feet long.
- Snakes can be found in every area of the world, save for Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland, and New Zealand.
- Snakes often flick their tongues, which allows them to smell the air, and they are ectotherms, which means they must sun themselves in order to manage internal body temperature. Also, snakes must shed their skin three to six times per year.
- Most species of snakes lay eggs, but some species give birth to live young. Snakes lay their eggs in a warm location. With the exception of some python species, eggs and young are not cared for by either parent.