Pit viper. Characterized by a tail rattle that produces a buzzing sound when vibrated.
Rattle is composed of horny, loosely connected segments added one at a time with each skin shedding, usually containing six to ten segments.
Triangular-shaped head that is broader than the neck.
Coloring varies by species, but usually blends in well with its surroundings, i.e., mottled or banded in shades of ...
The Boomslang Snake is a rather large, highly poisonous tree dwelling snake found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Boomslangs are greenish to brown or even black in color. These coloring variations are the greatest of any other snakes in their Afrotropic regional habitat. It is the adult females that are usually brown in color, with males a light green color often with black or blue highlights outli...
They fascinate. They repel.
Some pose a danger. Most are harmless.
And whether they are seen as slimy creatures or colorful curiosities, snakes play important environmental roles in the fragile ecosystems of the nation's wildlife areas.
People who frequent these wilderness spots, as well as those who camp, hike, picnic, or live in snake-inhabited areas, should be aware of potential dange...
The coral snake's body is orange to coral-red, with 20 to 47 black bands that decrease in width toward the tail.
Its belly is yellow, with the black bands completely encircling the body in young snakes, but fading in adults, leaving only the first two or three intact.
The coral snake has a broad rostral shield that it uses to burrow.
Its head is indistinct from its neck.