1. Snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica.
2. They lack eyelids and instead have a clear scale that covers their eye to protect from dust and acts like a lens.
3. Snakes shed their skin several times a year in a process called ecdysis
4. Snakes smell with their tongues
5. Snakes can’t bite their food so have to swallow it whole
6. Primitive snakes such as pythons only have 1 lung
7. The most deadly snakes found in Australia include Brown Snakes, Copperheads, Death Adders, Red-Bellied Black Snakes, Taipan Snakes and Tiger Snakes
8. Snakes can be found on land, in trees and in the ocean
9. Snakes do not have external ears
10. Most snakes are shy – not aggressive and only want to be left alone
Never collect a snake from the wild.