World smallest snake

We’ve learned that snakes are to be feared, however, among them there are kids who fit themselves to take under protection. Today we talk about the world’s smallest snakes.

Leptotyphlops carlaes

Leptotyphlops carlaec

When Dr. Blair hedges went on another expedition to the Islands of the Caribbean, he had no clue what journey he will be back with an amazing discovery. And he did it by accident – lifting one of the stones, he found the tiniest snake I have ever seen of humanity.

Under neighbouring stones were the other representatives of this species, mostly males, the females had only two. We already know that the female lays one large egg, from which hatches a baby. Its dimensions are inferior to the parent twice. That’s odd in itself – other species of snakes the breeding process takes place at a different scenario – future mothers lay not less than one hundred eggs, from which hatched snake size ten times smaller than the parent.

Leptotyphlops carlaec

In any case, this new species of Leptotyphlops carlaes have an advantage – so big baby as well-prepared for adult life. It’s like if a human child was born from 30 kg of weight and immediately went to secondary school.

As suggested by the discoverer himself, due to the fact that any newborn is several times less, he just couldn’t find suitable food. The diet of the smallest snake, the length of which does not exceed 10 cm, consists of larvae of termites and ants.

Dwarf adder

Dwarf adder

The representative of the small poisonous snakes in the world lives on the coast of Namibia, are also found in loose sand dunes in the desert. This little thick snake with strongly keeled scales feed on small lizards and geckos. And while hunting, it buries itself in the sand on the surface leaving only the tail and the eyes. The victim, attracted by the view of the tail, similar to the larva, gets into an insidious trap. Mining under the influence of the immobilized venom and swallow whole.

Dwarf adder

The steep slopes of the moving desert sand Viper moves a lateral move, leaving behind a zig-zag markings on the sand. This is rare for us. deserts snakes get moisture from their prey – lizards contains a lot of water. The water quality is good and the condensate that is formed in their body.

Adder

Typical adder

A small poisonous snake lives in the Central part of Russia. Standard its length is 30-50 cm long and has distinctive dark zigzag on the back. The abdomen of the snake is typically dark gray, even black, but the tail is a lemon.

In choosing his dwelling place vipers have no special preferences, they can be found anywhere — in forests, deserts, meadows, and especially in marshy areas. During the day they are not very agile, love to soak in the warm rays of the spring sun, and as soon as dusk falls, vipers go hunting. The smallest snakes in the world rarely have the ability to see well in the dark, unlike the Viper, the pupil of which, depending on the amount of illumination, can shrink and expand.

Typical adder

Food adder prefers mice and Chicks, with anger, that had not found in other food, can eat a frog or a lizard. From the very childhood the Viper has a very angry disposition. Furious adder is not able to control himself with the same zeal she can bite like the living flesh and a stick or a stone. In their zeal the Viper can beat your own face in blood. The snake knows no fear – if the enemy is superior in strength and size, it is unlikely to run away.

Remember, familiarity with the Viper can cost you your life – seeing rolled into a ring snake, you have to leave immediately.

Brahminy slipon

Brahminy slipon

These little snakes, the value of which is greater than 11 cm, it is easy to confuse with the earthworms they also love the ground and can compete in the skill to dig it. But the body of the snake is uniform, and the worm is segmented. Brahminy slipon – miniature brown snake with shiny brown scales, her eyes covered by shields. It feeds on small insects and earthworms.

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