From ancient biblical serpents to snakes in the present day, these legless lizards' serpentine reputation precedes them.
Western Hognose Snake Care
Basics The western hognose snake, or Heterodon nasiscus, is a colubrid species native to Southern Canada and the central United States. These snakes have become increasingly popular due to their adorable upturned nose.
Ball Python Care
Ball pythons (Python regius) are native to the continent of Africa. These docile serpents have been found in several countries to the west of the continent, such as Ghana, Nigeria, and the Central African Republic. These animals spend much of their time hiding in burrows, as they enjoy keeping to themselves.
World of Animals
Over the years, I have been given the chance to see, work, and own several different animals but only on a small scale such as owning dogs, hamsters, and rabbits. So usually small “friendlier” pets... until I met my sister's hamster. As a rule of thumb, I was always the first to pick our new pet up to see if it bites. Well, guess what! This hamster enjoyed a little human now and then, enjoying clamping down on my finger. As an automatic response I pulled away, and not only did this make things worse, but I had a baby Siberian hamster with devilish red eyes and pure white fur (which later ended up covered in my blood).
Some people might think my pet is unusual or scary; many people don't like her. People think they don't have any feelings except hate which is totally not true! If you're wondering, I have a snake, a Ball Python to be exact.
Top 5 Misconceptions About Snakes
Intro Long, forked tongue. Weird, emotionless eyes on top of flat, angular head. Sharp fangs in a mouth wide enough to swallow something (or someone) whole. Quick and alien movements. If you’re like many, these images conjure up a single, menacing word in your mind: snake. The creature that tricked Adam and Eve into eating the accursed apple and committing the first sin; inspiration for dozens of mythological creatures, and possibly more horror-based monster movies. The very thing that lurks in the shadows in the woods at night, waiting to sink its venom-dipped fangs straight into your bloodstream.
Snakes: They Aren't as Awful as You Think
When you hear someone mention snakes, you probably think of the slithery, legless lizards. Most people have this idea that snakes are out to make lives difficult for humans and intentionally attack them. This is not true, and I'm here to debunk myths and get rid of the negative stigma surrounding these beautiful reptiles.