Today we celebrate World Snake Day, an annual celebration of all things slithery. Well, not ALL things slithery, mostly just snakes – but you get the point.
Snakes live on every continent except Antarctica, and can vary from 32 feet long pythons to tiny vine snakes. Only about one-fourth of all snakes are venomous, and all of them would much rather avoid human contact if they could. Maximum snake bite incidents occur when humans inadvertently step on or otherwise disturb the peaceful creatures. Even the venomous and long maligned cobra actually attacks only when threatened.
Let’s all take a moment today to think about snakes and maybe even try and change the perception of these beautiful reptiles if we can.
Happy World Snake Day, everyone!