When it comes to snakes most people fear them and find them something to be avoided at all costs. But you might want to take a look at these ten that I have come across because they are ten of the most amazing, beautiful and definitely most unusual snakes you will ever see. But are they something to be feared, or are they approachable? We find out as we take a look some truly amazing serpents…
10 – Chrysopelea – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
Some of you might remember this from my post “Top 10 Amazing Flying Animals” but it doesn’t matter if you do, because let’s face it, any snake that can fly was always going to make it into this top 10!
9 – Coluber constrictor foxii – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
It might have a happy blue colour to it, but this snake is not to be messed with and, in fact, hates anything that comes into its territory. So how did it get is “Blue Racer” name? Well let it chase you and you will soon find out, this fairly small snack has been clocked at 8-10MPH!
8 – Oxybelis fulgidus – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
Officially the world’s most slender snake. At an average of just 2cm thick, you can often see why it is called the ribbon snake. Not only is this snake venomous, but it is also one of the world’s quickest striking reptiles as well.
7 – Thamnophis – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
It might look like an image of an over-starched normal snake, but it certainly is not. This highly vivid coloured snake might only be a little one, but it pack a big punch in the colour department.
6 – Liophidium pattoni – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
Don’t be fooled by its girly colours. This is a highly poisonous snake from Madagascar, and while it might not be long (16 inches/40 centimetres) it is still one not to be messed with.
5 – Leptotyphlops humilis – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
You might be already shouting “WORM” at the screen now, but this really is a snake, just a very unusual one. OK, so it doesn’t have eyes and does indeed live underground eating bugs larvae, but it is also mild venomous and will give a nasty surprise to anyone who picks it up thinking its a worm.
4 – Corallus caninus – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
This is certainly one of the biggest snakes in this list. Full grown adults can grow to about 6 feet in length and are non-venomous. Only in adulthood do they turn to this emerald green, as when they are babies they are yellow or red.
3 – Cerastes cerastes – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
Obviously of the most distinctive characteristics of this species is the presence of horns on its head, but the truth is that some snakes might well be this exact same snake, but with reduced size or even absent horns! Although a non-horned, horned viper doesn’t sound half as scary as one that does.
2 – Atheris hispida – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
You can certainly see how this amazing snake got its name! One of the world’s most venomous vipers, it is well known for its keeled dorsal scales that give it a spiky look. But it is much more important that you fear the venom rather than the rough looking scales
1 – Langaha nasuta – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
The Madagascar leaf-nosed snake might not be the biggest snake in the world, but it sure is the most unusual looking. They are generally considered to be one of the calmest snakes and are often very reluctant to bite anything unless provoked.