On this page you’ll discover all our Snakes, but first…
Interesting Facts about Snakes
Snakes might seem simple to draw, but there’s a lot more to them than just a squiggly line. Read these fun snake facts to learn more!
- Snakes sure do have unique bodies. They don’t have eyelids, so they sleep with their eyes open. They have ears on the inside but not on the outside. They smell with their tongues. And despite those intimidating teeth that some snakes have, they don’t chew their food-they swallow it whole!
- Grab a friend and try seeing how you would fare as a snake. How long can you keep your eyes open? Can you hear what’s going on even with your ears covered? Don’t worry; you’re a person for a reason. Better leave the snake stuff to snakes.
- The longest snakes in the world were called Titanoboa. They lived a long, long time ago and were 42 feet in length. Get out the measuring tape and figure out just how long that is! Or better yet, draw out your own Titanoboa and hang it up in your room. How many walls does it wrap around?
Don’t have enough space? Maybe you can fit Medusa. She is a Python that measures 25 feet long and is the longest living snake in captivity.
- There are snakes on every continent except Antarctica, where it is a little too cold for our cold-blooded friends.
- One place that snakes thrive is the Ilha de Queimada Granda, an island that is so full of snakes that it is off-limits to humans!
- There are one to five snakes for every square meter of land on that island. What does that look like? Pick a room, measure it, and try filling it with the right number of snakes to get an idea. Not real snakes mind you, make your own snakes like paper spirals or cardboard snake puppets or even just use simple drawings!
- The result will be one snake pit that is a lot more fun than it is scary.
- Snakes come in a variety of fascinating colors and patters varying on their environment and species. Their colors can mean a lot of different things. For example, yellow snakes tend to live in trees!
- Try drawing the most unique snake patterns and color schemes you can imagine. Then you can research whether or not any such snake exists. You might be surprised at the variety!