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Family: Colubridae

The Colubridae represents the largest group of snakes worldwide. In this family there are species that are rear-fanged. Most species in this snake family are completely harmless to man. They have a venom-producing gland and enlarged, grooved rear fangs that allow venom to flow into the wound. The inefficient venom apparatus and the specialized venom is effective on cold-blooded animals (such as smaller prey like frogs and lizards) but are not considered a real threat to humans. The boomslang and the twig snake of Africa have, however, caused human deaths. CLICK HERE TO SEE ANIMAL WEBCAMS

Colubridae | Crotalidae | Elapidae | Viperidae | Laticaudinae & Hydrophidae

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  How to Avoid Snake Bites | Poisonous Snake Bites Effects | Snake Venom | Snake Fangs


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