Did you know that the venom of a snake is located in its fangs? That’s right the venom is stored in the hollow tips of the snake’s long sharp fangs. When a snake bites its prey the venom is injected through the fangs and into the victim’s body.
The venom of a snake is a mixture of toxins that can cause serious harm or even death to the snake’s victim. Some of the symptoms of a snake bite include severe pain swelling tissue damage and paralysis. In some cases the venom can also cause internal bleeding and organ failure.
If you are ever bitten by a snake it is important to seek medical help immediately. The sooner you receive treatment the better your chances are of surviving the snake bite.
Where is the venom of a snake located?
Answer 1: The venom of a snake is located in the snake’s venom glands.
How does a snake produce venom?
Answer 2: A snake produces venom by secreting it from the venom glands.
What is the purpose of venom?
Answer 3: The purpose of venom is to help the snake kill its prey.
How does venom kill prey?
Answer 4: Venom kills prey by causing tissue damage and/or paralysis.
What is the difference between venomous and poisonous snakes?
Answer 5: A venomous snake has venom glands and produces venom while a poisonous snake does not have venom glands and cannot produce venom.
Do all snakes have venom?
Answer 6: No not all snakes have venom.
What kind of snakes are venomous?
Answer 7: All snakes in the families Elapidae (which includes cobras mambas and sea snakes) and Viperidae (which includes vipers rattlesnakes and copperheads) are venomous.
What kind of snakes are poisonous?
Answer 8: Snakes in the family Colubridae (which includes garter snakes water snakes and rat snakes) can be poisonous if they eat poisonous prey but they do not have venom glands and cannot produce venom.
How do you know if a snake is venomous or poisonous?
Answer 9: You can usually tell if a snake is venomous or poisonous by looking at its family.
If it is in the family Elapidae or Viperidae it is venomous.
If it is in the family Colubridae it is poisonous.
Are there any venomous snakes in the United States?
Answer 10: Yes there are several species of venomous snakes in the United States including the rattlesnake copperhead and coral snake.
Are there any poisonous snakes in the United States?
Answer 11: Yes there are several species of poisonous snakes in the United States including the garter snake water snake and rat snake.
How can you tell the difference between a venomous snake and a poisonous snake?
Answer 12: A venomous snake has venom glands and produces venom while a poisonous snake does not have venom glands and cannot produce venom.
What should you do if you see a snake?
Answer 13: If you see a snake you should carefully observe it from a distance to determine if it is venomous or not.
If you cannot determine if it is venomous it is best to leave it alone.
What should you do if you are bitten by a snake?
Answer 14: If you are bitten by a snake you should seek medical attention immediately.
Even if you are not sure if the snake was venomous it is better to be safe than sorry.
What are some of the symptoms of snake venom?
Answer 15: Some of the symptoms of snake venom include pain swelling bruising and blistering at the site of the bite as well as nausea vomiting diarrhea and dizziness.