: Fauna: Snake eyes

I've always liked snakes, not as pets but just for how they look. I think they have cute noses! I don't recall what kind of snake this is, but it certainly wasn't venomous. It is an outreach animal from Nature's Nursery, a widlife rehabilitation and education facility. I am embarrassed to say that I don't remember what kind of snake this is.

Interestingly, one of my students explained the difference between venomous and poisonous. It's all about the delivery mechanism: in venomous creatures the toxin is injected into the target's blood, and in poisonous creatures the toxin is absorbed through the target's skin (or insides if it eats the creature). Snakes, scorpions, spiders can be venomous; butterflies, tree frogs, and beetles can be poisonous.


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