What is the largest group of snakes?

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What is the largest group of snakes?

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answered Oct 21, 2023 by Satanic (13,130 points)
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The largest group of snakes are the colubrid snakes which consist of 1,658+ species.

Both venomous and nonvenomous species of colubrid snakes are found within this group and family of snakes.

The colubrid snakes are most often found in terrestrial, semiterrestrial, arboreal and aquatic habitats.

The heaviest snake is the Reticulated Python and the Green Anaconda snake.

The Green Anaconda weighs up to 550 lbs and the reticulated python weighs up to 170 lbs.

The snake that is not venomous is the Python as well as the Boa, Kingsnake and Indigo snake.

The most venomous snake is in Australia and is the inland or western taipan.

Australia is home to 20 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world, including all of the top 11.

The world's most venomous snake, the inland taipan is found nowhere else on Earth.

It is also called the fierce snake, and carries enough venom in a single bite to kill around 250,000 mice.

The kind of snake that is the most venomous snake in the world is the coastal taipan snake.

The most venomous snake in the world is the coastal taipan which is found in the coastal regions of Northern and Eastern Australia and the nearby island of New Guinea.

The number 1 deadliest snake is the Saw Scaled Viper Snake.

The saw scaled viper snake also known as Echis is a genus of venomous viper snakes found in the dry regions of Africa, the Middle East, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

They have a characteristic threat display, rubbing sections of their body together to produce a "sizzling" warning sound.

The name Echis is the Latin transliteration of the Greek word for "viper".

The snake that has killed the most humans is the saw scaled viper snake.

The mortality rate from saw scaled viper snake bites is about 20%, but due to the availability of the anti-venom, deaths are currently quite rare.

The viper's potent venom has been such a medical problem that doctors have produced nine different antivenoms that target it.

The snake that kills the fastest is the King Cobra Snake.

King Cobras kill the fastest because of the large volume of potent neurotoxic venom which stops nerves in the body from working.

The king cobra is a venomous snake species of elapids endemic to jungles in Southern and Southeast Asia.

The sole member of the genus Ophiophagus, it is distinguishable from other cobras, most noticeably by its size and neck patterns.

If a snake chases you then you should try to get out if it's way by going in a different direction.

Some people may be able to outrun some snakes so it's best if you can to try to run away from the snake.

However if you encounter a snake and it does not chase you then you should slowly back away and remain calm as it's rare for a snake to chase someone.

If you happen to see a snake while out hiking or running, do not panic! Back away slowly and look for a way around.

Snakes will generally leave you alone if they are not provoked.

It is true that venomous snakes do swim on top of water.

Only venomous or poisonous snakes swim on top of water while non poisonous and non venomous snakes only swim underwater.

Poisonous snakes or venomous snakes swim on top of water.

And only poisonous snakes will swim with their entire bodies visible on the water.

If you see a snake that is swimming on top of the water with their entire bodies visible then it's a poisonous snake.

Non poisonous snakes only swim below water.

Venomous snakes do also swim underwater as well.

Still even poisonous and venomous snakes sometimes swim under water so it may still be a venomous snake.

Poisonous snakes will swim with their heads above the water because a poisonous snake swims with their lungs inflated.

So if you see a snake swimming on top of the water then it's most likely a poisonous snake.

Non poisonous snakes will be seen swimming under the water.

Although there is a snake called the coral snake that is very poisonous and sometimes swims both on top of the water and under the water.

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