Snakes, July 13

    Snakes

    Fewer animals are disliked more than snakes. But most species in Missouri are harmless, and they actually offer several benefits.

    Did you know?

    • There are more than 50 species of snakes in Missouri, but only four are venomous.
    • Snakes are classified as vertebrates because they have a backbone.  
    • They are dry to the touch and not slimy.
    • A venomous snake will have elliptical pupils and a triangular head.
    • Snake venom has been used to develop human medicines.
    • It is illegal to kill snakes in Missouri.

    Test snake knowledge, learn how to keep them away from your home and discover the way to remove them from buildings

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