About National Serpent Day
Snake facts for Serpent Day
- Snakes Can Slither 12.5 Miles Per Hour.
- Inland Taipans Are The Most Venomous Snake In The World.
- Snakes don't have ears. Instead, their jaws pick up vibrations in the ground, alerting them that potential prey is nearby.
- Snakes repeatedly stick out their tongues because they have a special scent organ, known as the Jacobson organ, which allows them to taste and smell the air.
- Some snakes have thermal vision to help them hunt. Pits in front of their eyes sense the heat of their prey.
- Snakes play an important role in natural pest control by preying on rodents, which helps to keep ecosystems in balance.