World Snake Day: 11 Fun Facts You Should Know


Did you know that a lot of people all over the world suffer from ophiophobia or herpetophobia, that is, the fear of snakes. The thought of snakes alone is troubling to these set yet there are people who keep them as pets.

Appearing in different colours and sizes, snakes have a lifespan of 4 to 25 years.

Here are 10 fun facts you should know:

    • Snakes’ ancestors are thought to be four-legged reptilian creatures that existed over a 100 million years ago. Boas and pythons testify to this with their traces of back legs.
    • Snakes are found in different parts of the earth except for Antartica, New Zealand, Iceland, Ireland, the North and South Poles.
    • There are 3400 snake species in the world. Of this number, only 600 are venomous. About 200 to 250 out of this number are deadly to humans. You…

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