How To Distinguish Venomous & Unvenomous Snakes

What do you feel when you hear the word “snake”, most of us will think that snakes are dangerous and venomous reptiles. Even most of us who are afraid of snakes immediately run away when we meet snakes or kill them for those who are brave. Snakes are a type of reptile that helps in maintaining the continuity of the ecosystem of living things, so try not to kill them.

Not all types of snakes contain venom, even based on many scientists believe there are many types of snakes there are about 500 genera and about 3,400 species. Most species of snakes are nonvenomous (non-venomous) and the rest include venomous (venomous) snakes from low to high (deadly) levels, some of which can kill or kill other creatures in seconds.

Well today we will discuss how to distinguish the types of venomous (venomous) and non-venomous (unvenomous) snakes from their physical appearance, continuing the previous article about how to get rid of snakes from home. However, it is best to maintain a safe distance when encountering snakes or seek professional assistance when you want to remove snakes from your home environment. As quoted from the Snake Removal Natiowide service, here are some of the most common differences between venomous snakes and snakes that are no different from a physical appearance, although some of them are very difficult to identify:

Rattlesnake

(Venomous)

Non-venomous snake

(Nonvenomous)

    Has canine teeth on the upper jaw

    Most have bright and striking colors

    Most simple colors and patterns

    Eyes are oval, pupils are elliptical and sharp.

    Eyes and round pupils.

    Has a pattern of scales in a row on the tail

    Has a two-row scale pattern on the tail

    Have nostril tight openings (nostrils)

    No nostrils (nostrils)

    The head tends to be triangular

    The head tends not to be triangular

    When swimming his whole body will look floating

    When swimming, his body will dive underwater, it can also only appear partially both the tail and the head

Explanation:

Judging from the fangs

Picture A is an example of a type of snake that is not venomous (unvenomous), generally they do not have fangs, picture B is an example of a type of venomous snake (venomous) usually has fangs either in front, in the middle, behind or double. So that the scars from the bites are different as shown in the picture below:

What do you feel when you hear the words How to Distinguish a Venomous Snake and an Unvenomous Snake?

Seen from the eyes, nostrils (nostrils) and tail scales

What do you feel when you hear the words How to Distinguish a Venomous Snake and an Unvenomous Snake?

Judging from the shape of the head

What do you feel when you hear the words How to Distinguish a Venomous Snake and an Unvenomous Snake?
  • Venomous snake head oval shape, slightly oval circle
  • A non-venomous snake has a triangular head