Structure of internal anatomy of a snake.

Snake

Structure of internal anatomy of a snake.

A snake made out of acorns

Snake

A snake made out of acorns

A snake chasing a frog.

Snake and frog

A snake chasing a frog.

A girl amazed by the sight of a bicycle made out of a snake and spider-webs.

Snake Bike

A girl amazed by the sight of a bicycle made out of a snake and spider-webs.

A cartoon of a snake feeding a piece of cake to two children. A sign over the cake reads: The Forbidden Cake.

Snake Giving Two Children Cake

A cartoon of a snake feeding a piece of cake to two children. A sign over the cake reads: The Forbidden…

A snake slithering on the ground.

Snake slithering

A snake slithering on the ground.

The anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is a non-venomous snake in the Boidae family of boas.

Anaconda

The anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is a non-venomous snake in the Boidae family of boas.

The Javelin Sand Boa (Eryx jaculus) is a snake in the Boidae family of boas.

Javelin Sand Boa

The Javelin Sand Boa (Eryx jaculus) is a snake in the Boidae family of boas.

"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…

A snake with a rattle for its tail. Rattles its tail to scare off enemies.

Rattle Snake

A snake with a rattle for its tail. Rattles its tail to scare off enemies.

Snakes on shelf

Snakes on shelf

Snakes on shelf

"St. Patrick appears to have been a native of Boulogne, in France, and to have been born about the year 387, A.D. In his sixteenth year, he was made captive in a marauding expedition, conducted by Nial of the Nine Hostages." — Goodrich, 1844

St. Patrick

"St. Patrick appears to have been a native of Boulogne, in France, and to have been born about the year…

The Serpent Symbol is a snake signifying the essence of eternity.

Serpent Symbol

The Serpent Symbol is a snake signifying the essence of eternity.

"The muzzle of H. tentaculatus is furnished with two soft prominences, covered with scales, the use of which is not ascertained. The tail is long and pointed." — Goodrich, 1859

Herpeton tentaculatus

"The muzzle of H. tentaculatus is furnished with two soft prominences, covered with scales, the use…

"After his return Triptolemus built a magnificent temple to Ceres in Eleusis and established the worship of the goddess, under the name of the Eleusinian mysteries, which, in the splendor and solemnity of their observance, surpassed all other religious celebrations among the Greeks." —Bulfinch, 1897

Triptolemus

"After his return Triptolemus built a magnificent temple to Ceres in Eleusis and established the worship…

"Across the fields two travelers journey slow, / One looks around to find the distant foe; / The other watches near with caution meet, / And finds a serpent hissing at their feet."—Barber, 1857

Two Heads Are Better Than One

"Across the fields two travelers journey slow, / One looks around to find the distant foe; / The other…

"Unite or Die." This snake device first appeared when the Stamp Act excitement was at its height.

A Union Device

"Unite or Die." This snake device first appeared when the Stamp Act excitement was at its height.

An illustration of an atheris burtoni, a species of viper. These snakes are found all over the world, except in Australia and Madagascar. All have relatively long hinged fangs that permit deep penetration and injection of venom.

Viper

An illustration of an atheris burtoni, a species of viper. These snakes are found all over the world,…

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…

"Vishnu."

Vishnu

"Vishnu."

<em>G. serpentarius</em>, known as the serpent vulture because it feeds on snakes. It has a distinctive tuft of feathers on the back of its head. It is found in Southern Africa.

Secretary Vulture

G. serpentarius, known as the serpent vulture because it feeds on snakes. It has a distinctive…