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These Colorful Snakes Are Among The Most Beautiful Creatures On The Planet

Jade Mendez

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Most people shudder at the sight of snakes. Admit it, these creepy slithery creatures can terrify even the most courageous person on the planet. While snakes are mostly regarded as pests, they are actually helpful predators that keep our natural ecosystem working. Some people even admires the beauty of these reptiles that they prefer to keep them as pets.

There are more than 3,000 known species of snakes in the world. They practically live almost everywhere, in deserts, forests, oceans, and lakes. On every continent, there is at least one type of snake. Except in the north of the Arctic Circle and Antarctica where the ground stays frozen all year making it impossible for them to survive in such places.

Snakes are naturally shy, non-confrontational creatures who would always rather choose escape if given the choice. However, like any wild animals, they will only attack if they are startled or threatened. Left undisturbed, they will rarely attack humans – in fact, humans attack more snakes than the other way around!

Snakes come in a variety of beautiful colors and shades. Making them one of the unusual yet favorite subjects of photographers who risk their lives just to capture the beauty of these creatures in its natural habitat. After seeing these beautiful snakes, you might overcome your fear of these creatures and find beauty in their scales.

#1. Coralsnake (Micrurus ornatissimus)

#2. San Francisco Gartersnake (Thamnophis Sirtalis Tetrataenia)

Source: dewataternak
#3. California Gartersnake (Thamnophis Sirtalis)

#4. California Red-Sided Gartersnake (Thamnophis Sirtalis Infernalis)

Source: pageresource
#5. Coast Gartersnake (Thamnophis Elegans Terrestris)

Source: matome
#6. San Francisco Gartersnake (Thamnophis Sirtalis Tetrataenia)

#7. Rare Brazilian Buriti Snake

#8. Blue Malayan Coral Snake (Calliophis bivirgata)

Source: pikabu
#9. Deadly Philippine Cobra (Naja Philippinensis)

#10. Pied Ball Python

Source: flickr
#11. Regal Ringneck Snake Arizona

#12. Green Tree Pythons

#13. Sunbeam Snake (Xenopeltidae)

Source: imgur
#14. Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis Punctulatus)

#15. California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis Getula Californiae)

#16. American Corn Snake (Elaphe Guttata)

#17. Jaguar Carpet Python (Morelia Spilotes)

#18. Sumatran Pit Viper (Parias Sumatranus)

Source: psecedu
#19. Green Tree Boa (Corallus Caninus)

Source: kalyan-city
#20. Yellow-headed Calico Snake (Oxyrhopus Formosus)

#21. Peruvian Rainbow Boas (Epicrates Cenchria Gaigeae)

#22. Slender Coral Snake (Micrurus Filiformis)

#23. Liana Snake (Siphlophus Cervinus)

#24. The Glossy Snake (Arizona Elegans)

#25. Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla Nasuta)

#26. Mandarin Rat Snake (Elaphe Mandarina)

#27. Honduran Milksnake (Lampropeltis Triangulum Hondurensis)

Source: Doug Mong
#28. Bush Viper (Atheris Squamiger)

Source: reddit

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