How do you know if a snake is around?

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asked Jan 26, 2022 in Snakes by 54cedrick (1,360 points)
How do you know if a snake is around?

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answered Jan 26, 2022 by Hotemetosem (2,050 points)
The best way to know if a snake or snakes are around are to listen for slithers and sounds the snake may make.

Also look for the snake itself in places they could be hiding.

Snake droppings are also another way to see if snakes are around or have been around.

Snakes have a habit of moving along walls and baseboards to avoid detection.

The first place to look is behind the enclosure, all over the flooring, and inside any bookshelves or cupboards in the room, looking behind shelves and knickknacks and on top of books.

They are likely to be under and behind hiding spaces.

The time of day that snakes are most active is morning.

Snakes are most active in the morning hours of the day.

Snakes can come out any time of the year although the time of year that snakes are most active is during late summer and early fall.

Snakes cannot thrive when temperatures drop below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

With the weather still ideal and an abundance of rain from late summer storms and hurricanes, fall is prime time for snakes to be active.

Snakes hear through an organ known as an ear but the snakes ears are different from humans ears and other animals ears.

Snakes lack and outer ear and a middle ear but the snakes have one middle ear bone that connects the inner ear to the jaw.

This enables snakes to hear vibrations, such as a predator creeping closer on the forest floor.

Snakes are afraid of cats and will avoid cats because cats actively do sometimes hunt and kill snakes.

Cats are predators, and they will attack other animals around the garden, including snakes.

Snakes have many natural enemies which include honey badgers, mongooses, hedgehogs, bobcats, secretary birds as well as other types of snakes.

Humans are also an enemy of snakes as a lot of humans are fearful of snakes and will kill them and some people even eat snake meat.

The smells that snakes hate are lime, garlic, onions, cloves, cinnamon.

What snakes fear the most are humans, animals such as large birds, wild bores, wild mongooses, coyotes, foxes and raccoons.

Snakes also fear and hate smells such as lime, garlic, onions, cloves, cinnamon and smoke.

Most snakes do avoid humans as snakes are usually more fearful of humans than most people think.

However a snake can and will chase you sometimes if they see you as a threat can and do bite when they feel you as a threat and you're too close to them.

Animals that are friends with snakes include elephants, bats and flamingos.

The kind of snakes that will actively chase you as a human are the Central American bushmaster (Lachesis muta muta).

An enormous and lethally venomous serpent, the bushmaster is well-known for this behavior.

Snakes usually think of humans as scary and intimidating so snakes will most often avoid them.

That is unless the snake is a pet and has been around the human then they can become friendly towards the human.

Snakes will run away from humans because snakes are fearful of humans and will want to get away from them.

Humans are bigger than snakes and so snakes will want to avoid humans if at all possible.

If a snake begins chasing you remain calm and either run away or walk away as fast as you can.

If you have something such as a shovel you can try chopping the snake up or if you have a gun you can shoot the snake.

Most often though a snake won't chase you and leave you alone.

Try not to panic. Staying calm can help you make the right decisions and help you to stay safe.

Don't make any sudden movements in the direction of the snake.

Just remain calm, and try not to startle the animal.

Remember that the snake was not out looking for you.

Snakes are usually friendly towards humans once they get used to the human.

Not all snakes will harm you and most snakes will leave you alone but you still must be cautious around snakes that you don't know.

Snakes can be friendly with humans if they are properly cared for and are acclimatized to being handled by human beings.

Some snakes, such as Corn snakes, are non-venomous and very harmless if handled properly.

They are regarded as the friendliest of all the snakes.

Snakes are elongated, limbless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes.

Like all other squamates, snakes are ectothermic, amniote vertebrates covered in overlapping scales.

Snakes are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Reptilia, order Squamata, suborder Serpentes.

There are 14 families, but Colubridae, Elapidae, Hydrophidae, Viperidae, Crotalinae, and Viperinae are the families and subfamilies of poisonous snakes.

Snakes are long and legless carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes.

Unlike legless lizards, they do not have eyelids and external ears.

Snakes are reptiles and some snakes, like the northern water snake, live in water, but not all snakes do.

In fact, many snake species live in desert climates.

The function of the skin is also different in reptiles and amphibians.

There Are 3,686 Species of Snakes. Snakes are a global and diverse animal species.
Snakes Are Ectotherms.
They Are Carnivorous.
Snakes Can Slither 12.5 Miles Per Hour.
1.1 Million People Own Pet Snakes.
Snakes Hibernate.
They Can Drink Water Without Lips.
They Can Survive For Months Without Eating.

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