Here you will find photos, gifs, videos, info, tips, advice, care sheets, and news - all having to do with the slithery, scaly, no-legged reptilians known as snakes.

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explodinghye:

heard some non-savory comments from my family about my dear ball python so i was inspired to make some little psa’s about snakes!!! they are our scaly friends do not harm noodles
—> buy here as stickers or w/e you want!! also if you wanna use it on your blog feel free but pls credit me thank u \m/

(via spriitzee)


posted 1 month ago with 86,673 notes (originally from explodinghye)

sixnightmares:

smilin’

sixnightmares:

smilin’

(via suck-my-bumblebee)


posted 4 months ago with 83,249 notes (originally from sixnightmares)
#ball python

averymuether:

This is another info graphic I did advocating for snakes. When spring comes around snakes start to come out of hibernation and sometimes will end up in people’s backyards. Snakes around this time are killed left and right, whether it is completely harmless or venomous. I want to urge people to learn about snakes and also to leave snakes alone!

averymuether:

This is another info graphic I did advocating for snakes. When spring comes around snakes start to come out of hibernation and sometimes will end up in people’s backyards. Snakes around this time are killed left and right, whether it is completely harmless or venomous. I want to urge people to learn about snakes and also to leave snakes alone!


posted 4 months ago with 36,727 notes (originally from averymuether)

cornysnake:

This is why when people tell me all blood pythons are mean assholes I laugh. Just lookit this little sweetheart.


posted 4 months ago with 14,651 notes (originally from cornysnake)
#blood python

(Source: dicksplit, via gayfarmer)


posted 4 months ago with 98,139 notes (originally from dicksplit)
#ball python

galley-la:

How to Pet Snakes: A Fixed Version of this post.

Disclaimer: Your mileage may vary, this is based off of my animals. Some individuals may not like their heads being touched, others may allow it!!

(Source: treeboa, via lightchasing)


posted 4 months ago with 12,438 notes (originally from treeboa)

skullbird:

Sketches of various constrictor profiles, attempting to help illustrate that these snakes don’t just vary in color and size, but there’s tons of variation even down to facial structure.

This was a fun exercise~


posted 4 months ago with 6,615 notes (originally from skullbird)

theexoticvet:

Gaboon Viper juveniles chowing down.
*I do not advocate owning these animals as pets*
(Photo from The Reptile Report)

theexoticvet:

Gaboon Viper juveniles chowing down.

*I do not advocate owning these animals as pets*

(Photo from The Reptile Report)


posted 4 months ago with 233 notes (originally from theexoticvet)
#gaboon viper

darq-kishi whispered, "hello, my mother has finally given me permission to buy a pet snake, my problem is that she refuses to feed it, even with frozen mice. Since I am studying archaeology I sometimes am away from home for 2-3 weeks at a time. Could you recommend a begginer snake that would not mind a bit of travel? (once I arrive at the base camp I would not move it again until the term is over)"

I sympathize in re: reluctant parents. My mother is severely phobic of snakes, so I can’t have one as long as I’m living at home.

Unfortunately, snakes aren’t really meant for travel. I honestly would not recommend getting any sort of reptile if you’re going to be moving back and forth, even infrequently — because they’ve got very specific heating and humidity requirements, maintaining those while moving would be difficult and likely put a lot of stress on the animal.

Maybe you can try connecting with local herp groups and making a friend who could feed your snake while you’re away? Otherwise, I can’t in good conscience recommend you keeping a snake right now.


posted 5 months ago with 1 note
#snakes #advice #ask #darq-kishi

Anonymous whispered, "/post/31726056090/ for heavens sake, do tis freaking person know that snake's king eat other snake ?!"

You’re right! The majority of snakes should not be kept in enclosures together as many will kill and eat other snakes. The exceptions to this rule are very rare — garter snakes are the only captive species to come to mind immediately. 

But in this case — we’re talking about the picture of the ball python and milk snake, yes? — it looks like the owner of the animals just had them out together for a photograph. It’s unlikely that the animals are kept together as 1. they have different care requirements, and 2. it would be dangerous for both animals. They’re on separate hands and the owner is clearly supervising them. I wouldn’t suggest doing this for prolonged periods of time, and never leave them alone together, but in this particular case I don’t think that the owner is mistreating, neglecting, or endangering his/her animals. It really looks like they’re just out for a photo.

But yes — never cohabitate your snakes. It’s dangerous, it goes against the snake’s natural instincts, and ultimately it may end in the loss of one or both of your pets.


posted 5 months ago with 1 note
#snakes #ask #anon #Anonymous

solid-snakes:

Sri Lankan green pitviper (Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) by reptile street photographer on Flickr.

solid-snakes:

Sri Lankan green pitviper (Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) by reptile street photographer on Flickr.

(via butthurtherpetologist)



fuckyeahthembones:

Gaboon Viper Skull.

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posted 6 months ago with 239 notes (originally from fuckyeahthembones)
#gaboon viper #snake #skull #venomous

this-is-wild:

Prairie Rattlesnake(Greg Forcey)

this-is-wild:

Prairie Rattlesnake()

(via lotsofsnakes)


posted 6 months ago with 776 notes (originally from this-is-wild)
#cotalus viridis #prarie rattlesnake #venomous

snake-lovers:

Double headed Alibino Milk Snake

snake-lovers:

Double headed Alibino Milk Snake

(Source: youtube.com, via masserror)


posted 10 months ago with 90,778 notes (originally from snake-lovers)

starexorcist:

adorablesnakes:

PLEASE I NEED HELP. Anyone in Massachusetts, or near Massachusetts, I’m going to be evicted in seven days if I don’t find a good, new home for my ball python, Pumpkin. This post got pretty popular so I’m hoping someone will see him and love him. Please, he’s my everything but I am poor and disabled and I can’t lose my apartment. I’m in Boston. Please message me if you want more details. I’m just submitting this to snake related tumblrs hoping someone in the area will want him.


Gosh I wish I could save this snakey

starexorcist:

adorablesnakes:

PLEASE I NEED HELP. Anyone in Massachusetts, or near Massachusetts, I’m going to be evicted in seven days if I don’t find a good, new home for my ball python, Pumpkin. This post got pretty popular so I’m hoping someone will see him and love him. Please, he’s my everything but I am poor and disabled and I can’t lose my apartment. I’m in Boston. Please message me if you want more details. I’m just submitting this to snake related tumblrs hoping someone in the area will want him.

Gosh I wish I could save this snakey

(via pessimisticallybeingoptimistic)


posted 11 months ago with 3,668 notes (originally from adorablesnakes)
#ball python #signal boost