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Any of the numerous scaly, legless,long-bodied and sometimes venomous reptiles of the order Squamata.

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Snake bite

Animals; Snakes

The bite of a snake, especially of a venomous one, which often involves puncture wounds inflicted by the snake's fangs. A snake bite by a poisonous snake can lead to death if not treated promptly.


Animals; Snakes

Officially the world's biggest snake in terms of body mass, an anaconda can measure almost 28 feet long with a girth of 44 inches and weigh over 500 lbs. Although the python holds the world's record ...


Animals; Snakes

Rattlesnakes are so named because they rattle their tails as a warning sign when threatened. They are a group of venomous snakes belonging to the subfamily of Crotalinae (pit vipers). Rattlesnakes ...


Animals; Snakes

Any of various species of venomous snakes are included in this class.


Animals; Snakes

A kind of snake that kills its prey by coiling around and suffocating it. Boa constrictor and pythons are examples.


Animals; Snakes

Fang is a long, pointed tooth of an animal; A rattlesnake's fangs swing forward to inject poison into its prey.

Amazon tree boa

Animals; Snakes

Predominantly a species of Amazonian South America east of the Andes to the Atlantic coast. They occur from Central Venezuela, eastern Colombia and the Guyana Shield countries in the north to central ...

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