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Snakes' Simple Secrets
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
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Snakes seem so different than other animal species, but are they? Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of snakes.

  1. A snake has a three-chambered heart (mammals have four-chambered hearts).

  2. Snakes have a liver, pancreas, and two kidneys, just like mammals.

  3. Boas have vestigial legs.

  4. All snakes are carnivores.

  5. Many snakes must hibernate to successfully reproduce.

  6. There are approximately 2,500 species of snakes.

  7. The right lung of a snake is much bigger than the left one, which in some cases can actually be absent.

  8. Snakes may have over 300 vertebrae.

  9. Snakes have anal glands.

  10. Some snakes can live up to 40 years.

  11. Boas have "pit organs" which are infrared receptors which help them navigate in the dark.

  12. Some snakes lay eggs while others reproduce through live birth.

 

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