What Are Some Interesting Facts About Snakes?

green snake coiled around treeInteresting facts about snakes include…

  • Snakes are found on every continent in the world with the exception of Antarctica.
  • There are approximately 2,978 known species of snakes in the world that encompass 420 genera and 17 families.
  • Snakes are in the order Squamata and class Reptilia.
  • Snakes can live up to 40 years, depending on the species.

  • Most reproduce by laying eggs while others bear live young and some develop inside eggs within the female.
  • Snakes reach sexual maturity at 1 to 3 years of age, although the exact age varies based on species.
  • The heaviest snakes in the world is the green anaconda. It can weigh up to 500 lbs.
  • The shortest is the thread snake, which measures just 4.5 inches in length while the longest is the reticulated python, which can measure up to 33 feet in length.