Snakes SVG are chord animals, reptiles, scales, snake suborder (lat. Serpentes). Like all reptiles, they are cold-blooded animals, so their existence depends on the temperature of the surrounding air.
Snake SVG – description, characteristic, structure. How does a snake look like?
The body of the snake has an elongated shape and can reach a length of 10 centimeters to 9 meters, and the weight of the snake ranges from 10 grams to more than 100 kilograms. Males are smaller than females, but have a longer tail. The body shape of these reptiles is diverse: it can be short and thick, long and thin, and sea snakes have a flattened body that resembles a ribbon. Therefore, the internal organs of these scaly also have an elongated structure.
The internal organs are supported by more than 300 pairs of ribs connected to the skeleton. The triangular head of the snake has jaws with elastic ligaments, which makes it possible to swallow food of large size.
Many snakes are poisonous and use poison as a means of hunting and self-defense. Since snakes are deaf, they use the ability to pick up vibration waves and heat radiation in addition to vision to orient themselves in space. The main information sensor is a bifurcated snake language, allowing with the help of special receptors inside the sky to “collect information” about the environment. Snake eyelids – it is a fusion of transparent films, scales, covering the eyes, so the snakes do not blink and even sleep with eyes open.
The skin of snakes is covered with scales, the number and shape of which depend on the type of reptile. Once every six months, the snake shed its old skin – this process is called moulting. By the way, the color of the snake is as monotonous in species inhabiting the temperate zone, and motley in the tropics. The drawing can be longitudinal, cross-ringed or spotted.
Species of Snakes SVG
Today scientists know more than 3460 kinds of the snakes living on a planet among which the most known are aspids, vipers, sea snakes, urchins (not representing for the person danger), snakes, the false legged snakes having both lungs, and also rudimentary rests of pelvic bones and back extremities.
Royal cobra (gamadriad) (lat. Ophiophagus hannah)
The most giant poisonous snake on earth. Some individuals grow up to 5.5 m, although the average size of adults usually does not exceed 3-4 m. Royal cobra poison is a deadly neurotoxin that can be fatal in 15 minutes. The scientific name of the royal cobra literally means “snake eater”, because it is the only species that eat similar snakes. Females have an exceptional maternal instinct, inseparably protecting the laying of eggs and doing without food for up to 3 months. The royal cobra lives in the tropical forests of India, the Philippines and the islands of Indonesia. Life expectancy is more than 30 years.
Black Mamba (Latin Dendroaspis polylepis)
The African poisonous snake, which grows to 3 m, is one of the fastest snakes able to move at a speed of 11 km/h. The highly toxic snake poison causes death in minutes, although the black mamba is not aggressive and only attacks humans in self-defense. The black mamba was named after the black mamba because of the black coloring of the mouth cavity. The skin of the snake, as a rule, has an olive, green or brown coloring with metallic shine. It eats small rodents, birds and bats.
Cruel snake (desert taipan) (lat. Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
The most poisonous of all land snakes, whose poison is 180 times stronger than cobra poison. This type of snake is common in the deserts and dry plains of Australia. The species reaches a length of 2.5 m. Skin color changes depending on the season: in high heat – straw, when it gets cold it becomes dark brown.
Gabon viper (cassava)
The poisonous snake inhabiting the African savannahs is one of the largest and thickest vipers up to 2 m long and with a body circumference of almost 0.5 m. All individuals belonging to this species have a characteristic triangular head with small horns between the nostrils. The Gabonese viper has a quiet character, rarely attacking people. It belongs to the type of live-bearing snake, multiplies once every 2-3 years, bringing from 24 to 60 offspring.
The giant (ordinary, green) anaconda belongs to the subfamily of boa, in the past the snake was called the water boa. The massive body length of 5 to 11 m can weigh more than 100 kg. The undisturbed reptile is found in low flow rivers, lakes and factories in tropical South America, from Venezuela to Trinidad. Feeds on iguanas, caymanas, waterfowl and fish.
The representative of the family of non-poisonous snakes differs from 1 to 7.5 m in length, and the female python is much larger and more powerful than the males. The area spreads throughout the eastern hemisphere: tropical forests, swamps and savannahs of the African continent, Australia and Asia. The python diet consists of small and medium-sized mammals. Adults swallow leopards, jackals and porcupines and then digest for a long time. Female pythons lay eggs and incubate by reducing muscle contractions, increasing nest temperature by 15 to 17 degrees.
African egg snakes (eggs) (lat. Dasypeltis scabra)
Members of a family of hornbills eating exclusively bird eggs. They live in savannahs and woodlands of the equatorial part of the African continent. Both sexes grow to a length of no more than 1 metre. The mobile bones of the snake’s skull allow for wide opening of the mouth and swallowing of very large eggs. Long cervical vertebrae pass through the oesophagus and, like a tinned knife, open the egg shell, after which the contents flow into the stomach and the shell is unpacked.
A radiant Snake SVG
Undefeated snakes, the length of which rarely reaches 1 m. The reptile was named after the rainbow tide of dark brown scales. Swarming snakes live in loose soils of forests, cultivated fields and orchards of Indonesia, Borneo, Philippines, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and China. Small rodents and lizards are used as forage objects.
Worm-shaped blind snake (lat. Typhlops vermicularis)
Small snakes, up to 38 cm long, look like earthworms. Absolutely harmless representatives can be found under stones, melons and watermelons, as well as in bushes and on dry rocky slopes. Eat beetles, caterpillars, ants and their larvae. The distribution zone extends from the Balkan Peninsula to the Caucasus, Central Asia and Afghanistan. The Russian representatives of this kind of snakes live in Dagestan.