World Snake Day

Friday, July 17, 2015

Today, the Anniston Museum of Natural History celebrates an often feared and misunderstood reptile. It’s World Snake Day and the holiday was celebrated both virtually and physically, bringing together snake-lovers to herald the beauty of the snake. Animal Caretaker Sarah Burke says an important contribution of World Snake Day is the cause of conservation of the misrepresented reptile. Experts say, snakes live on every continent except Antartica, and can vary from 32 feet long pythons to tiny vine snakes.  Grace Walker who was visiting the museum from Boaz says the snakes were kind of scaly. According to experts, only about one-fourth of all snakes are venomous, and all of them would much rather avoid human contact if they could.  Maximum snake bite incidents occur when humans inadvertently step on or otherwise disturb the creature. 

 

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