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Snakes have a long, flexible body that is covered with dry scales. Snakes flick their forked tongues to bring in odors to their sensory glands.

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How to Identify Garden Snakes

You can identify garden snakes, more commonly called garter snakes, by the three stripes on their backs that are reminiscent of garters. Learn about how to identify garden snakes in this article.


How Snake Handlers Work

How Snake Handlers Work

Snake handlers risk their lives every time they hold a venomous snake. Learn more about snake handlers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What’s the largest snake that has ever existed?

What’s the largest snake that has ever existed?

Have you ever wondered what the largest snake in the world is? Learn about the world's largest snakes at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Lace Monitor Facts, Pictures, Video

What is a lace monitor? Meet the lace monitor at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Scare Away Rattlesnakes

How to Scare Away Rattlesnakes

You may encounter a rattle snake lazing in its natural habitat and want to know how to scare it away. Learn about how to scare away rattlesnakes in this article. See more »

How to Breed Ring-neck Snakes

How to Breed Ring-neck Snakes

How to breed Ring-neck Snakes. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how to breed Ring-neck Snakes. See more »

How to Know if a Snake is Poisonous

How to Know if a Snake is Poisonous

Do you know how to know if a snake is poisonous? Find out how to know if a snake is poisonous in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Identify the Pygmy Rattlesnake

How to Identify the Pygmy Rattlesnake

Do you know how to identify the pygmy rattlesnake? Find out how to identify the pygmy rattlesnake in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Identify Garden Snakes

How to Identify Garden Snakes

Do you know how to identify garden snakes? Find out how to identify garden snakes in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Snake Quiz

The Ultimate Snake Quiz

Snakes are unique vertebrates that swallow prey whole and move across the ground without any limbs. Take this quiz and learn more about the snake. See more »

What's the difference between a snake and a legless lizard?

What's the difference between a snake and a legless lizard?

The legless lizard is an entirely different creature from its slithery look-alike, the snake. Learn about the legless lizard evolution and more. See more »