World Snake Day is an annual event that honors the world’s snakes. People learn about various types of snakes and how to protect them from harm on World Snake Day.
World Snake Day’s goal is to communicate the importance of snake conservation. The global population of snakes has declined by more than 60% in the last thirty years, and many snake species are on the verge of extinction. There are over 1,200 snake species worldwide.
Learning how to distinguish between dangerous and non-dangerous snakes is one way to aid in snake conservation. There are numerous ways to observe World Snake Day, such as watching educational content or reading snake-related articles. You can also get involved in social propaganda campaigns or events to spread the word about snake conservation.
The word snake derives from the Old English word snack.’ The reptile is thought to have evolved from terrestrial lizards that lived between 174.1 and 163.5 million years ago. Sophie Underwood, the ancient fossil snake, lived approximately 167 million years ago in England.
What are the various types of snakes?
There are many specific kinds of snakes in the world, each with its own set of characteristics and behavior. Here are some of the most prevalent snake species:
Viper: A viper is a snake with venom that can quickly kill a person.
Pythons: Pythons are one of the most common forms of snakes on the planet. They have a long body and an adaptable neck, allowing them to move around freely.
Rattlesnakes: Rattlesnakes are one of the world’s deadliest snakes. Their tail has rattle-like scales that they use to caution other animals of their existence.
Boas: One of the most common forms of snakes in the world is the boa. They have a seamless body and a long tongue for catching prey.
Why are snakes significant?
Snakes are significant because they play a critical part in the ecosystem. Many animals and plants rely on snakes for survival. They can consume large prey and aid in the control of other animal populations. Snakes play a component of the food chain as well. They eat smaller animals, which tends to protect larger animal populations in check. Snakes are also beneficial because they safeguard us from deadly predators. Some snakes, such as spiders and snakes, can kill animals that are dangerous to humans.
What to do if you come across a snake?
The first thing you should do if you come into contact with a snake is to remain calm. If at all possible, attempt to grab the snake in a container. Never attempt to touch or kill the snake as this can be dangerous and outcome in serious injury or death. If you are unable to capture the snake, call for assistance. Do not approach or attempt to capture a venomous snake; its venom can kill you quickly.