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  Snakes of North America
Boidae is a large family of snakes that includes all five of the world's giant snakes.
Most are medium sized snakes, and all lack a pelvic girdle and have no vestigial hind limbs and whose left lung is either absent or greatly reduced.
The cobra family is thought to have evolved from Colubrid snakes and many appear very similar in appearance with long, slender bodies and large scales (plates) on the head.
www.pitt.edu /~mcs2/herp/SoNA.html   (759 words)

  Snake (reptile) - MSN Encarta
Snakes are reptiles, a diverse group of animals that also includes lizards, turtles, and crocodiles.
Snakes are thought to have evolved from lizards and share many characteristics with this group—particularly the so-called legless lizards, which have tiny, almost imperceptible legs.
The largest snakes are the anaconda and the reticulated python, both of which grow as long as 10 m (about 33 ft) and can weigh up to 250 kg (about 550 lb).
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761578341   (1031 words)

  Snake - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Snake
Grass snakes are harmless to humans but they do have a venomous bite with which to dispatch their prey.
Snakes are characterized by an elongated limbless body, possibly evolved because of subterranean ancestors.
All snakes are carnivorous, and often camouflaged for better concealment in hunting as well as for their own protection.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Snake   (1076 words)

 Animal Planet :: Reptile Guide :: Snakes
Snakes have been on the earth for 70 million years, some reaching 50-100 feet in length.
Learn more about these fascinating creatures, and their feeding, basic care, and common health problems.
The leading global real-world media and entertainment company.
animal.discovery.com /guides/reptiles/snakes/main.html   (77 words)

 Home - Simon's Snake Website
If you just got a snake or want to know more about keeping snakes, I recommend seeing my section on Snake Care.
There is also a section on the myths and realities of Giant Snakes.
Snake Basics 2 for general information about our reptilian friends.
simonsnakesite.tripod.com   (0 words)

 Snake Oil Warning Signs:Encryption Software to Avoid
This is a compilation of common habits of snake oil vendors.
Listening to the claims made by some crypto vendors, ``snake oil'' is a surprisingly apt name.
They must be truly random, using a real random source such as specialized hardware, radioactive decay timings, etc. Some snake oil vendors will try to dance around this issue, and talk about functions they perform on the bit stream, things they do with the bit stream vs.
www.interhack.net /people/cmcurtin/snake-oil-faq.html   (4062 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Snake on a Fence
The snake has tried to get through the electric fence and then become stuck at the fence when the electic fence has shocked him.
Different versions of the e-mailed text accompanying these photos claim the snake pictured was found "near Jebel Ali, Iraq" (Jebel Ali is actually a port town in the United Arab Emirates, not Iraq); at the "ExxonMobil compound in Luanda, Angola," in South Africa; and by an "Australian sheep farmer."
The snake had eaten an impala ewe and was trying to go through the electric fence when it was killed by the electric fence.
www.snopes.com /photos/animals/fencesnake.asp   (455 words)

Snakes do not have external ears and are probably deaf to most sounds.They "hear" by sensing ground vibrations with their belly scales and lower jaw.
Snakes can warm themselves by basking in the sun, lying under rocks or boards that are in the sun, or by lying on rocks and pavement that hold the heat after dark.
Snakes and their eggs are in turn eaten by fish, amphibians, other snakes, birds and predatory mammals such as skunks, raccoons and opossums.
www.geocities.com /spiders_snakes/snake/snake.html   (4660 words)

 Solid Snake Encyclopedia Articles @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the game, Solid Snake must infiltrate Zanzibar Land (not to be confused with the real-life Zanzibar that is part of Tanzania), a heavily defended territory located between the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China.
Snake's mission is to rescue the kidnapped scientist Dr. Kio Marv, who has created bacteria that secrete artificial petroleum, and later, to seek out and destroy Metal Gear D.
She accompanies Snake and Petrovich to rescue Dr. Marv, but is struck by one of Metal Gear's missiles (piloted by Fox) while crossing a suspension bridge and does not survive her injuries.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Metal_Gear_2:_Solid_Snake   (3658 words)

 The Snake
Snakes are a bit tight when it comes to lending money, though their sympathy for others often leads them to offer help.
And the Snake born at midday in the heat of a tropical summer will be happier than one born in the middle of an icy night in winter.
The insecure Snake will be happy with the supportive Ox, who is content to be overrun by this family on condition that the Ox is always accepted as boss -- a role that the Snake willingly concedes in the home.
www.holymtn.com /astrology/snake.htm   (1213 words)

 Eastern Garter Snake
The scales of the Eastern garter snake are keeled (have ridges) and the snake's belly is yellow or pale green.
Snakes are cold blooded and derive heat from outside the body; environmental conditions must be warm enough (between 68 and 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) for the snake to adjust its body temperature to a preferred range for activity.
Snakes are usually able to swallow prey whole and larger than themselves because the jaw drops down and back allowing the snake to open its mouth wide enough to ingest its prey; the prey is moved through the mouth as the snake advances one side of the jaw and then the other.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /wildlife/Resources/reptiles/egart.htm   (1161 words)

 Venomous Snake Bite Treatment Information by MedicineNet.com
Although venomous (poisonous) snakes are relatively common in the U.S., bites from venomous snakes are a rare cause of death in this country.
Symptoms of snake bites are dependent upon the type and size of the snake, the location of the bite on the body, and the age, size, and health of the victim.
Snake venoms are either hemotoxic (causing damage to blood and other tissues) or neurotoxic (causing damage to nerves).
www.medicinenet.com /snake_bites/article.htm   (577 words)

 Prariedog. The Animal In You
Snakes have no illusions about getting breaks in life and while they see doors opening for others, they have resigned themselves to staying in their lowly, entry level positions.
Snakes are not fussy about their choice of jobs.
For all their vulnerabilities, snakes exude mysterious sexual ooze that seeps into the senses of even the most discriminating people.
www.animalinyou.com /Snake.htm   (416 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - coral snake   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is a burrowing snake with a small, blunt head and a cylindrical body, averaging 2 1/2 ft (75 cm) in length.
Coral snakes can be distinguished from a number of similarly colored harmless snakes by the fact that they are the only ones with red bands touching yellow ones.
The venom of coral snakes, like that of cobras, acts on the nervous system and causes paralysis; the mortality rate among humans who are bitten is high.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c1/coralsna.asp   (378 words)

 LiveScience.com - Fear of Snakes Drove Pre-Human Evolution
An evolutionary arms race between early snakes and mammals triggered the development of improved vision and large brains in primates, a radical new theory suggests.
Scientists had previously thought that these traits evolved together as primates used their hands and eyes to grab insects, or pick fruit or to swing through trees, but recent discoveries from neuroscience are casting doubt on these theories.
Early snakes killed their prey using surprise attacks and by suffocating them to death—the method of boa constrictors.
www.livescience.com /animalworld/060721_snake_primate.html   (1168 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Snake Handlers
Snake handling withdrew again in the early 1950s only to be thrust into the spotlight again in 1971.
Snake handlers can be found as far south as central Florida, and as far west as Columbus, Ohio and as far north as West Virginia (Melton 1996, 636).
Snake handlers have also found themselves accused of "misappropriating" God's power or rather that handling snakes is beyond the purview of mortal men (Burton 1993, 69).
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/Snakes.html   (3097 words)

Consider a snake moving around a labyrinth in which there are obstacules and eggs.
Initially, the snake is small but its size increases by one unit each time it eats an egg (obviously, it never goes out of the labyrinth).
Initially, the snake has size one (therefore occupies just one labyrinth cell) and is positioned in cell (0, 0) (left upper corner of the labyrinth) where it is guaranteed that there is no egg or obstacule.
acm.uva.es /p/v8/841.html   (390 words)

 NC Museum of Natural Sciences - Fun Stuff: FAQ Pages: Snakes
Although the eastern coral snake possesses very powerful venom, it is rare in the state and no bites have been recorded.
The eastern coral snake is the one venomous species in North Carolina that isn’t a pit viper.
The rat snake and fl racer also are commonly seen large snakes that are active by day and live in habitats frequented by humans.
www.naturalsciences.org /funstuff/faqs/snake.html   (1249 words)

 Queen Snake - WDNR
Queen snakes are ovoviviparous, the eggs "hatching" in the female, and the young being born live.
Like all snakes, baby queen snakes are on their own and fend for themselves after they hatch.
Queen snakes are not endangered or threatened on the federal level; however, within the state of Wisconsin the queen snake is endangered.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/land/er/factsheets/herps/Quesnk.htm   (1071 words)

 Coral Snake
The beauty of this snake represents a true danger as small children may readily pick it up to show parents, thus providing ample opportunity for a bite from this otherwise rather docile reptile.
However, the coral snake does not have to "chew" its victim to inflict a painfully venomous bite, contrary to popular myth.
The coral snake lays a clutch of 2 to 3 eggs in the summer and, unlike the live-young bearing pit vipers, is the only poisonous snake in North America to lay eggs.
www.wf.net /~snake/coral.htm   (272 words)

 Snake - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Snake is an element discovered in 1869 by Konami Hideato while she was working in her garden.
Snake is an important element both in the war industry and in biochemistry.
Snake is vital for the function of reptilian cells as well as for the construction of nuclear armed walking battle tanks.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Snake   (292 words)

 SUNY-ESF E-Center: Snakes of New York
Snakes play critical roles in the environments where they occur, primarily by the position they hold in food webs in natural communities.
These snakes, like many other species, are variable in color and pattern; the basic color is dark brown or green with three yellowish stripes down their sides and back.
The milk snake is a boldly patterned serpent (brown or reddish blotches on a light grey to tan body) that vibrates its tail when annoyed.
www.esf.edu /pubprog/brochure/snakes/snakes.htm   (1145 words)

 Chinese Horoscopes - The Snake
However, it is rare that the Snake utilize his group of loved ones for advice or listening, often opting to go at it alone.
Snake parents are not known to be the most affectionate or playful parents.
Snake children are often loners, enjoying playing by themselves, quietly in their yards or bedrooms.
www.usbridalguide.com /special/chinesehoroscopes/Snake.htm   (2285 words)

 NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - September 2003 Species of the Month - Northern Pine Snake
The northern pine snake is found in the Northern and Eastern-Central regions of the country, in areas with sandy soils and dry upland forests.
The population distribution of this pine snake is spotty and all indications suggest that pine snake abundance is decreasing throughout the Northeastern region.
This species of snake, which rarely climbs vegetation and prefers to be on the ground, has the ability to tunnel underground and excavate its own nests, summer dens and places to hibernate.
www.state.nj.us /dep/fgw/ensp/somsept.htm   (1073 words)

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Snake is a classic game played by many on cell phones, PDAs, and calculators.
Guide the snake around the screen trying to eat the viligers that appear on the screen while avoiding the warriors.
The arrow keys direct the snake on its mission to eat as many mice as possible.
www.workhorsegames.com /Snake.html   (79 words)

 Anaconda | biggest snake | biggest anaconda
Anacondas are rather slow-moving snakes, so they have to rely on stealth and the element of surprise to catch their unsuspecting prey.
Snakes' teeth are used for holding onto their prey, preventing them from escaping.
For many people, snakes are a slithering, terrifying creature to be avoided at all costs, while others harbor a grim fascination or even fondness for them.
www.extremescience.com /BiggestSnake.htm   (822 words)

 Peddling Snake Oil; Investigative Files (Skeptical Briefs December 1998)
"Snake oil." The expression has come to be synonymous with a quack remedy.
In time worthless cure-alls came to be known as "snake oil." One source asserts, "There is no such thing as snakeoil, though many thousands of bottles containing stuff called snakeoil were sold to gullible patrons of carnival sideshows in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries" (Morris and Morris 1988).
In 1880 for example, a newspaper article on a Pennsylvania man-"a celebrated hunter, trapper and snake-tamer by the name of John Geer"-told how he killed rattlesnakes and extracted "oil from their bodies." The article stated: "this oil is very useable and sells readily for $1 per ounce.
www.csicop.org /sb/9812/snakeoil.html   (1138 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Snake bite
Snakes found in and near water are frequently mistaken as being poisonous.
Most species of snake are harmless and many bites will not be life-threatening, but unless you are absolutely sure that you know the species, treat it seriously.
Even though most snakes are not poisonous, avoid picking up or playing with any snake unless you have been properly trained.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000031.htm   (744 words)

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