There are thousands of snake species around the world. Hence it is no surprise that they come in a vast array of sizes, colours and patterns. We, humans, are often scared by the serpents, since some of them are venomous, which is why we cannot always appreciate their beauty. To honour the existence, July 16 is annually celebrated as World Snake Day. Though a relatively doubtful observance with unclear origins, World Snake Day is celebrated with great passion by wildlife enthusiasts across the globe. On the occasion of World Snake Day 2019, let us take a look at the most exotic serpents that you cannot unsee and the beautiful pictures are proof. Green Anaconda Snake Gives 'Virgin Birth' to 18 Snakes Despite Living in All FEMALE Company in New England Aquarium.
1. Carpet Pythons
Morelia Spilota, commonly known as Carpet Python or Diamon Python, is a large snake of the family Pythonidae. They are mostly found in Australia, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago and the northern Solomon Islands. They are considered a large species of python in the genus, reaching between 2 and 4 metres. The colouring is highly variable, ranging from olive to black with white or cream and gold markings. Carpet snakes are not threatened as a species and is a popular pet among snake enthusiasts. 45 Rattlesnakes Found Beneath Texas Home! Watch Chilling Video of Snake Catchers Removing the Reptiles One by One.
2. Atheris Chlorechis
Atheris Chlorechis is a poisonous viper species which are found only in the forest of West Africa. Adult species have a uniform light green ground colour, overlaid with a series of faint yellow, and roughly paired spots running dorsally along the length of the body. The belly is slightly pale green in colour. The newborns captivate the wildlife enthusiasts as their tan-brown colour, changes to a yellow-green hue with irregular dark spots within 24 hours of their birth. House Full of Snakes Catches Fire in Arizona! Phoenix Fire Department Rescues Over 100 Reptiles and Other Animals.
3. Red Spitting Cobra
The red spitting cobra also known as Naja Pallida is a species of spitting cobra, native to Africa. The medium-sized cobra lengths between 0.7 and 1.2 meters, but may grow to a maximum length of around 1.5 meters in very rare occurrences. It's bright salmon-red contrasted with a broad black throat band and subocular teardrop markings, makes it as one of the attractive species. The true red ones become reddish-brown in colour as they age and grow in size. They are terrestrial, fast and alert snakes. Cobra At Home! Bengaluru Man Wakes Up To Find Gigantic Snake in Toilet Bowl.
4. Corn snake
The corn snake is a North American species of rat snake. They are found throughout the south eastern and central United States. Unlike others, corn snakes increasingly attracts the wildlife lovers. They are harmless and beneficial to humans. It is their docile nature, reluctance to bite, moderate adult size, attractive pattern and simple care make them favourite to pet. In the wild, corn snakes usually live around six to eight years, but in captivity they can live up to 23 years or more.
5. Milk snakes
Milk Snakes, known as Lampropeltis triangulum is a species of kingsnake. They are distributed from south eastern Canada to the most of the continental United States to Central America, south to western Ecuador and northern Venezuela. Milk snakes appear to one of the smaller species of the king snake genus and they commonly exceed 60 centimetre in total lengths of 120 to 132 centimetres. They live around 12 years or up to 21 years in captivity.
These are some of the exotic snake species that are found around the world, each of which highlights the diversity of beauty among these reptiles. With their sharp features and unique colours, you can indeed get scared, but not unsee them.