I’ve always been fascinated with animals that are exotic, particularly animals that scare most people.
Today, I’d like to share some information and photographs of the world’s 13 most gorgeous snakes.
Stay back to enjoy the beautiful thread and let us know your most beautiful snake described in this thread, please.
Malaysian Coral Snake
The Blue Malaysian Coral Snake grows to around 5 feet and lives, like those of its own species, on a diet of other snakes.
Occasionally, a lizard or a frog might be eaten, maybe even an unfortunate pigeon, but for the most part, it is purely a snake eater.
This poisonous reptile is mainly active at night when, once the sun goes down, it can be somewhat aggressive while staying very timid. By turning over and revealing its red belly, it uses its colorful body to scare off predators and uses its tail as a decoy for its head, allowing it to strike when its tail is struck.
In Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, this snake can be found.
Emerald Green Pit Viper
Let’s start with a relatively recent finding; in 2002, in the eastern peaks of the Himalayas in the region of Burma, the Emerald Green Pit Viper was first discovered.
This brightly green venomous snake has vivid markings, with red and white striped males with red eyes, while females have yellow eyes but mostly white stripes.
They can grow to at least 4 1/2 feet in length, but as a fairly recent discovery in the reptile kingdom, we will still have a lot to learn about this lovely creature, including its actual maximum height.
Brazilian Rainbow Boa
One of mother natures most stunning snakes is the Brazilian Rainbow Boa. Tiny bulges on the scales that refract light like small spectra cause the opalescent quality of their scales.
This adds to the already appealing coloring of the boa and just really makes it a standout reptile. This snake, located mostly in the Amazon Basin, mainly prey on small rodents and birds, but can also eat amphibians such as frogs and lizards.
It is a medium-sized snake that averages about 5 feet, but often reaches 7 feet or more.
Northern Scarlet Snake
In the southern and eastern United States, the Northern Scarlet Snake is found, sometimes burrowing in open forest areas or established agricultural areas and spends much of its time concealed.
This nonvenomous colubrid feeds mainly on reptile eggs like snake eggs but also often eats rodents or lizards. With a record length of 32 inches, it is a tiny snake with a maximum length of fewer than two feet.
People usually think of boas, pythons, and anacondas when it comes to large snakes. But King Cobra, the longest poisonous creature in the world, is no short-shot in the long term.
The King Cobra is still a fast and agile reptile, averaging about 12 feet but reaching out at over 18 feet.
It is considered the most deadly Asian snake, providing in a single bite a lethal amount of venom. Found in Southeast Asia and parts of India, this snake primarily subsists on these other snakes but will eat lizards, small rodents, and even birds now and then.
Topaz Tanami Woma Python
The Topaz Tanami Woma Python is a moderate python that grows to around 3 1/2 feet and was deliberately bred from the Tanami Woma Python while in captivity to improve the richness of its colors.
The Tanami Woma is located in the Northern Territory of Australia’s Tanami desert region. Womas are snakes burrowing in their natural environment, mostly living in multi-chambered burrows. They eat small mammals as well as lizards and other reptiles, such as rabbits.
Leucistic Texas Rat Snake
A nonvenomous colubrid, found mainly in Texas, is the Leucistic Texas Rat Snake. I’m curious if this has anything to do with why it was called what it was?
The “leucistic” component indicates that all skin pigments have diminished pigmentation, which is different from albinism, in which only melanin is reduced.
Unlike albinos, animals characterized by leucism may not have altered eye color. The Leucistic Texas Rat Snake grows to lengths of over 6 feet and has a good appetite and eats plenty of rodents and birds as well as frogs and lizards.
If treated, they are swift to bite, but their bites are often harmless.
Emerald Tree Boa
The Emerald Tree Boa is located along the Amazon River in several parts of South America, among others. They have an average length of about six feet but can expand up to nine feet. Their diet consists primarily of small mammals, but they also eat birds, lizards, and frogs.
Their sluggish metabolism allows them to go out between meals for several months. Emerald Tree Boas looks very similar to the Green Tree Python, though entirely unrelated species, which are mainly associated with the High Yellow Green Tree Python.
High Yellow Green Tree Python
A big snake, the High Yellow Tree Python, grows from four to seven feet in length. It is non-venomous and consumes tiny mammals and reptiles occasionally.
They hunt by dangling from branches and reaching the S shape, then constricting the prey. It is an oviparous snake and one of the few snakes left to incubate with its eggs.
It is found primarily on the island of Kofiau in West Papua, Indonesia, although most of Indonesia, New Guinea, and parts of Queensland, Australia, can find the aforementioned Green Tree Python to which it is closely associated.
Pied-Bellied Shieldtail Snake
In India and Sri Lanka, Pied-Bellied Shieldtails are coral snakes, burrowing snakes that often live underground. They primarily consume earthworms, it is claimed, but very little research has been done to confirm this.
With a maximum length of about 2 1/2 feet, they are relatively small, although more frequently they are much smaller, often with full-grown snakes no longer than eight inches.
Coast Garter Snake
From Oregon down to southern California, the Coast Garter Snake can be situated in the western coastal states of the USA.
The snake is completely safe to humans, but by chewing its prey, it develops a mild neurotoxin that it distributes. Swelling and discomfort may be produced by a bite from one of these colubrids, but has no lasting effect.
Coast Garter Snakes have one of the most varied reptile diets and can eat practically everything from slugs, earthworms, and leeches to birds, fish, and rodents that they can overcome. They grow from 18 to 42 inches or so.