Although the snake-angry myth may have promoted prudence, it also resulted in needless slaughter. Snakes tend to retreat and are rarely hostile.
Snakes don't have ears, but they can hear. Via the bones in their skulls, they can feel vibrations and hear sounds around them.
After a week, young snakes may hunt on their own without parental supervision. One does not necessarily mean the mother snake is there.
Contrary to popular belief, a newborn snake's venom is no more dangerous than an adult snake. They have all they need and probably have less venom.
Snakebites should not be sucked or cut. It accelerates venom dissemination. Only anti-venom will work as a remedy. If venom is not fatal, let it take its course.
Despite the popular belief that snakes have no bones, they actually have hundreds of them. They can move easily because of their compact size and design.
Snakes have dry, rough, or smooth skin; they are neither slimy or repulsive. They dwell in arid regions and don't sweat. No gummy mucus either.
The idea that snakes were moving into cow barns to suckle milk is unfounded because snakes are not suited for suckling.
Snakes do not build ties with their partners or identify individuals, nor do they travel in groups, mate, or hold court. One's death won't elicit retaliation.
Avoid identifying dangerous snakes by their head or pupil patterns. Such tales are untrue and ought to be disregarded.
With thousands of species worldwide, snakes continue to be a mystery. There are persistent myths and misconceptions about them despite their popularity as pets.