Coral Snakes

There are over 65 different species of Coral Snakes in the world. These 65 species are divided in two groups, the New World Coral Snakes and the Old World Calliophois Snakes. These snakes are the second most venomous in North America only to the Rattle Snake. Luck for us, the Coral Snake often will almost always flee when it encounters a human. They also have relatively short fangs that cannot penetrate many fabrics including leather.  If you are bitten though you should seek medical attention immediately.  

As you can see Coral Snakes have red, yellow, white or black colored bands that cover their bodies. They are often mistaken for the King Snake which has a very similar coloration. Most species of Coral Snakes reach about 3' in length, but they have been reported to grow over 5' on occasion. There are aquatic versions of Coral Snakes that have developed a flat tail that act as a fin on a fish.  You can learn more about the Coral Snake in the video below...  


The Anaconda is one of the largest snakes in the world. It is a non-venomous snake that is normally found around the Amazon River. There are several different kinds of Anacondas including the Common Anaconda (Eunectes murinus), Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) and the Dark-Spotted Anaconda (Eunectes deschauenseei). All of these snakes crush their prey and swallow them whole. Watch just how the Anaconda hunts in the amazing video below...

To see the Anaconda giving birth and the beginning of this snakes life in the video below...

Rosy Boa Snake

Lichanura trivirgata

There are about 100 different kinds of Boa snakes...

Green python in Australia

Looks vicious to me!

Corn Snake

The Corn Snake is also known as the Red Rat Snake or Elaphe guttata guttata. It is a very popular pet due to its tame temperament and the fact the it only grows 6' in length. Another reason it is so popular is the fact that it is a non-venomous snake. The Corn Snake can live up to 26 years old. They are fairly common in the central and south eastern United States. This snake is a great climber and feeds nocturnally. Farmers can use Corn Snakes just like cats to control rodent problems and save their crops from being eaten.

The Bushmaster Snake

The Bushmaster Snake or Lachesis Muta Muta is the largest Pit Viper snake in the world and one of the most deadly. It can grow to 6-10' in length. You can tell a Bushmaster snake from it's large head and pinkish brown marks with large brown triangles. This snake is nocturnal and found in low lying areas. It uses holes to hide in and stalk it's prey. The Bushmaster Snake is found in Central and South America. Be careful this snake is very dangerous if cornered, you should avoid this snake if at all possible. The Bushmaster Snake is extremely venomous.