A snake is a reptile without legs, which may sometimes have a venomous bite, poisonous to humans. Other snakes kill their prey by constriction. All snakes are carnivorous.

The skin is covered in scales.Most snakes use their scales to move, gripping surfaces. They shed their skin periodically. Detailed vision is limited, but does not prevent detection of movement. Hearing is restricted to the sensing of ground vibrations. A snake smells through its nose, and the tongue passes airborne particles to special organs in the mouth for examination. The left lung is very small or even absent. The snake has two penises; for more information on a snake's sexual organs, see hemipenis.

Snake blood has an almost mythical reputation in Asia. The snake is also one of the animal symbols used in the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

Snake nodes on E2:

Species of snake:
Beaked Sea Snake
black mamba
Black Rat Snake
Black snake
boa constrictor
Brown snake
Coachwhip snake
Cobra de capello
Congo snake
coral snake
Corn Snake
Death Adder
Eastern hognose snake
Fierce Snake
gaboon viper
green mamba
hoop snake
King Cobra
North Eastern King Snake
reticulated python
rhinoceros viper
Sea adder
Sea snake
Spitting Cobra
South Eastern Corn Snake
Water adder
Water snake

Miscellaneous snake nodes:
Are King Cobras Really Smart
Baby Snakes
Chinese Lunar Calendar
How to catch a snake
How to treat a poisonous snake bite
Identifying poisonous Australian snakes
Snake blood
snake charmer
snake handlers
Snake Priest
Snakes of Hawaii
snake trap
The Water-snake
World's deadliest snakes