There are some 3,000 species of which is 20% giftig.Die can be divided into two kinds of poison snakes and serpents strangle.
These snakes kill their prey to strangle by him. The prey is caught by the snake as soon as possible and wrap his body around the prey. Thus suffocates the prey and the snake eat without chewing the dead prey at once.
The head of a venomous snake venom glands sit, poison is made herein and stored. If the snake bites prey he sees him with his big teeth quickly so the poison enters the prey and die. Then the snake can eat the prey quietly.
- The longest snake is the Python reticulatus and may be 9 meters.
- The shortest hose is only 10 centimeters long
- Snakes can take 15 to 40 years old.
- Grass snake
- Smooth snake
All three species are protected in the Netherlands, which means that you can not catch them or doden.De Adder is the only venomous snake in the Netherlands, but for people the poison is not fatal.
The Grass Snake Grass Snake is called by the yellow ring ?? ?? around its neck just under the head.
He lives near water, where he finds his food. The Grass Snake eats mainly frogs, fish, snails and worms.
The Smooth snake can be recognized by the dark brown stripe running from his nose to his neck.
This snake is a snake strangle and lives in the forest or on the moors. They eat mostly lizards and sometimes other small snakes.
The Smooth snake will be in the Netherlands for but is rare so there are very few.
The Viper is the only venomous snake in the Netherlands, but people are poison is not fatal.
This hose is to recognize the dark zigzag stripe on its back. Viper mostly eat mice and rabbits.
This snake is the only snake in the Netherlands with a vertical pupil, the other species have a round pupil.
All snakes have a forked tongue with which they look for prey because snakes can not hear and can not see well.
The constrictor snake strangles its prey and swallows the prey with the head first. The Venomous snake bites its prey and swallows the prey with the head first. The head goes first so that the legs of the victim not remain in stabbing the throat of the snake.
Because snakes have their trachea in the lower jaw, they can move it forward so that they can continue to breathe while swallowing large prey. This is necessary because the prey of the hose may be larger than the tube itself
Mucus in the mouth of the snake helps further sliding of the prey to the stomach. Swallowing the prey is often very slow. If snakes a good big prey ate them afterwards or sometimes six months without food.
The bin should look like the spot where the snake normally lives in nature. Furthermore, the hose also need enough heat, this is done with, for example a heat lamp that hangs above your loft. The snake then eats the occasional mouse or insects that you can buy at the pet shop. Most snakes are bred to be sold as pets and not caught in the wild.