Snakes, belonging to the order Squamata, can be found on every continent of the world except for Antarctica. There are approximately 2,700 species. Their long bodies are covered with scales and are without limbs. They have no eyelids or external ear openings. They are carnivorous and eat their prey whole. They can be found in all types of terrain and from elevations at sea level up to mountainous terrain reaching 10,000 feet. Snakes continue to grow in length throughout their lives. Albino Nelson's Milk Snake: Lampropeltis triangulum nelsoniMilk Snake Range: South Guanajuato, Jalisco, Colima, Northwest Michoacán Mexico, Diet: Small Rodents, Birds, Amphibians, Lizards and other Snakes Habitat: Thorn scrub in coastal areas to tropical forest inland along ditches and natural watercourses in semiarid regions Size: Hatchlings: 5 to 8 inches, Adults, 16 to 32 inches Clutch Size: 6 to 12 eggs
The Coral Snake Family (Elapidae) includes the highly venomous cobras, kraits, mambas, taipans, corals and sea snakes. The Coral Snake is easy to identify due to its coloration, which consists of red, yellow and black bands. The head is yellow with a black nose. Snakes with similar coloration include the scarlet snake and the scarlet kingsnake, but these lack the black nose. Coral snake venom is highly neurotoxic but the snakes are generally small and not prone to bite, but it is best to leave them alone.
If they do bite, it can be fatal. Luckily these snakes are shy and rarely seen. Coral snakes found in America are from 13 to 47 inches long. The Arizona Coral is the smallest. Their habitat is varied. The range of the Arizona Coral is from central Arizona to southwest New Mexico and south to Sinaloa, Mexico. The Eastern Coral is along the very southern tier of the USA from North Carolina to Texas. Their diet consists of other small snakes and lizards. They are egg layers. The clutch consists of 3 to 12 eggs.
The Rough Green Snake, Opheodrys aestivus, is a slender emerald green snake and is a common resident of the southeast. Excellent climbers, they spend most of their lives in vines, trees and bushes. They are very well camouflaged and are rarely seen. Their diet consists of insects and spiders.Green Snakes reproduce by laying eggs. They will deposit four to ten 2 to 3 feet) in 2 years. They are nonvenomous and do not pose a threat to humans.
The Brazilian Rainbow Boa belongs to the Order Squamata, the Boidae Family, and the Genus Epicrates. It's Latin name is Epicrates cenchria cenchria. This is a subspecies of the rainbow boa. The coloration is brown or reddish brown. The skin is soft and iridescent. The pattern varies. This is considered one of the world's most beautiful snakes. These boas range from four to six feet in length. Rainbow boas range includes much of South America. Brazilian rainbow boas occur in the Amazon Basin, and in coastal Guiana, French Guyana, and Suriname and southern Venezuela. They prefer humid woodland forests but can sometimes be found in open savannas. In the wild the diet consist of rodents, birds, and possibly some forms of aquatic life and lizards. They can begin reproducing in the first 2.5 to four years. Gestation lasts about five months. Baby Brazilian rainbows are born live in litters of two to 35. A typical litter contains twelve to 25 babies. They may live up to 20 years in captivity.