Even though snakes have no limbs, eyelids or ears, they are highly evolved predators with more than 2,900 species. All snakes eat other animals, opening their jaws wide to swallow their prey whole. The shape of a snakes body usually signifies where it lives—in trees, underground or in water.
Stretching as long as 29 feet, the green anaconda is one of the world’s largest snakes. Learn more
Eastern massasaugas hibernate through winter and early spring in bogs, swamps and wet prairie environments. Learn more
Prairie rattlesnakes hibernate in winter and sometimes congregate in hibernation dens. Learn more