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Giant Snake Shock Australian Family In Their Backyard

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Imagine relaxing in your house one day and you start to hear a weird sound on your roof? Maybe it a flock of birds that have just landed and are scurrying about… maybe not. It could be a giant snake slithering around.

Setting the Scene

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You come outside to check on the noise, you turn around and see the shock of your life! There is the largest snake you have ever seen slithering off your roof into the nearby tree.

Extraordinary Sight

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What an encounter! I would be in absolute awe, as well as slightly scared. I personally have never seen a snake this big in my entire life. I am quite grateful for that.

Nature’s Delight

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Nature has a way of keeping us all mesmerised. You think you have seen it all and then a new wild video comes out. This just reminds me to always be aware and keep your wits about you.

This Snake’s Abilities

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Image by The Project via Youtube

It is incredible to see how the snake makes the distance between the roof and the nearby tall tree. As well as the technique it uses to climb down the tree.

The Technique

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Image by The Project via Youtube

This huge snake was using each branch to secure its weight as it makes its way across. Impressively this snake not only slithers from roof to tree top, but also from tree top to tree top while still having its end on the roof.

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What Are the Largest Snakes in the World?

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The largest snakes in the world are the reticulated python and the green anaconda. Reticulated pythons can grow over 20 feet long, while green anacondas can weigh over 500 pounds. Both are non-venomous constrictors.

How Do Snakes Move?

Python lying in the sun on the grass.
Reticulated Python basking in sun-image via-Depositphotos

Snakes use several methods to move, including lateral undulation, where they push off objects in their path, and rectilinear movement, where they contract and expand their muscles to inch forward in a straight line.

Can Snakes Climb Trees?

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reticulated python-image via- Depositphotos

Yes, many snakes can climb trees. They use their strong, muscular bodies to grip the bark and branches. Some species, like the green tree python, are especially adapted for an arboreal lifestyle.

How Do Snakes Hunt Their Prey?

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Snakes use a combination of stealth, speed, and their highly sensitive tongues to hunt. Some, like pit vipers, use heat-sensing pits to detect warm-blooded prey, while others rely on camouflage and ambush tactics.

Are All Snakes Venomous?

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No, not all snakes are venomous. While some snakes use venom to subdue their prey, many others, such as constrictors like pythons and boas, rely on their strength to squeeze and suffocate their prey.

How Do Snakes Swallow Prey Larger Than Their Heads?

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Snakes have highly flexible jaws and stretchy skin that allow them to swallow prey much larger than their heads. Their lower jaw can unhinge from the skull, enabling them to open their mouths wide.

How Long Can Snakes Live?

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The lifespan of a snake varies by species. Some smaller snakes live only a few years, while larger species like boas and pythons can live 20 to 30 years in captivity, and sometimes even longer.

How Do Snakes Reproduce?

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Snakes reproduce either by laying eggs (oviparous) or giving birth to live young (viviparous). Some species, like the garter snake, can give birth to dozens of live young at a time.

What Do Snakes Eat?

Ball Python (Python regius) wrapped on a limb. Image via Depositphotos.

Snakes are carnivorous and eat a wide variety of prey, including rodents, birds, frogs, and even other snakes. Larger snakes may prey on larger animals like deer or pigs.

How Do Snakes Sense Their Environment?

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Snakes use their forked tongues to pick up scent particles from the air, which they then transfer to the Jacobson’s organ in the roof of their mouth. This helps them track prey and navigate their surroundings.

Are Snakes Cold-Blooded?

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Yes, snakes are ectothermic, or cold-blooded, meaning they rely on external heat sources to regulate their body temperature. They bask in the sun to warm up and seek shade or burrows to cool down.

How Often Do Snakes Shed Their Skin?

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Snakes shed their skin several times a year, depending on their age and growth rate. Young snakes may shed more frequently as they grow quickly, while older snakes shed less often.

Do Snakes Have Bones?

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Burmese python (Python bivittatus). Wild life animal.

Yes, snakes have bones. They have a long, flexible spine made up of many vertebrae, each with a pair of ribs attached. This skeletal structure supports their movement and protects their internal organs.

Can Snakes Hear?

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reticulated python in swamp-image via Depositphotos

Snakes do not have external ears, but they can sense vibrations through their jawbones and inner ears. This allows them to detect the movements of predators and prey, even if they cannot hear sounds as we do.

Why Do Some Snakes Have Rattles?

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A closeup shot of a huge yellow boa python-image via Depositphotos

Rattlesnakes have rattles at the end of their tails made of keratin. When threatened, they shake their tails to produce a rattling sound as a warning to potential predators to stay away.

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