Today is World Snake Day which is a day to celebrate the amazing creatures that are snakes.
There is much unfounded fear and hatred of Snakes which is why days like today are so important.
There are over 3000 Snake species in the world that live on all continents except Antarctica and are found as Sea Snakes in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
The Snake fossil record stretches back to around 140 million years ago although modern Snakes we see today go back to around 66 million years ago.
The largest Snakes are the Reticulated Python at 23 ft (7m) and the smallest is the Threadsnake at 4 in (10cm).
Snakes have been targeted unfairly through fear by humans who kill them out of misguided education or through greed via reptile smuggling.
Happy Snake Day
Below are some fascinating facts on Snakes:
By Brendon Crook