A small species of venemous serpent found in the European Alps.

Asp

A small species of venemous serpent found in the European Alps.

A black snake attacking a nest of brown thrushes.

Black Snake and Brown Thrushes

A black snake attacking a nest of brown thrushes.

Found in India, this species of bokadam is nonvenemous.

Karoo bokadam

Found in India, this species of bokadam is nonvenemous.

"The boa constrictor grows to great size, and greatly resembles the python in its habits." — Goodrich, 1859

Boa constrictor

"The boa constrictor grows to great size, and greatly resembles the python in its habits." — Goodrich,…

An African species of hooded snake, the asp has a deadly bite.

Naia Haje

An African species of hooded snake, the asp has a deadly bite.

A hindu snake charmer.

Hindu juggler

A hindu snake charmer.

Found in India, the purple leptophis is violet and green, with a golden luster.

Purple leptophis

Found in India, the purple leptophis is violet and green, with a golden luster.

"Pythons are the largest known serpents, which are found only in India and the islands of the Indian Archipelago." — Goodrich, 1859

Python

"Pythons are the largest known serpents, which are found only in India and the islands of the Indian…

A female python guarding her clutch of eggs.

Python and eggs

A female python guarding her clutch of eggs.

A rattlesnake's rattle, with twenty-four joints.

Rattlensnake rattle

A rattlesnake's rattle, with twenty-four joints.

"The common snake of Europe... frequents woods, bogs, and other sheltered situations in the vicinity of water." — Goodrich, 1859

Common ring-snake

"The common snake of Europe... frequents woods, bogs, and other sheltered situations in the vicinity…

The bicolored sea-snake is found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, especially in the vicinity of Tahiti.

Bicolored sea-snake

The bicolored sea-snake is found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, especially in the vicinity of Tahiti.

A cobra, or hooded serpent. This species can be found in India.

Hooded serpent

A cobra, or hooded serpent. This species can be found in India.

A snake chasing a frog.

Snake and frog

A snake chasing a frog.

A snake slithering on the ground.

Snake slithering

A snake slithering on the ground.

"Four to five feet long; color yellowishgray, cleaning with a pale golden hue, and dotted with whitish and black; native of Mexico." — -Goodrich, 1859

Golden tree snake

"Four to five feet long; color yellowishgray, cleaning with a pale golden hue, and dotted with whitish…

Section of the head of a serpent. a, poison fangs; b, poison glands; c, conductor for the poison; d, muscles of the jaws; e, tendon of the muscles; s, salivary glands.

Cross section of a viper head

Section of the head of a serpent. a, poison fangs; b, poison glands; c, conductor for the poison; d,…

Found in Europe from Sweden to the Medittanean Sea, the black viper is also the only venemous reptile in Grat Britain.

Black viper

Found in Europe from Sweden to the Medittanean Sea, the black viper is also the only venemous reptile…

The common European viper feeds on a small quadrupeds and reptiles. Its bite is venemous, but not usually fatal to humans.

Common European viper

The common European viper feeds on a small quadrupeds and reptiles. Its bite is venemous, but not usually…