Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice had a pet snake named Emily Spinach. She liked to carry it around the White House in her purse and take it out at unexpected moments.
In the Kantemo Caves, Mexico, snakes hang down from the cave ceiling to catch and eat bats.
28 fossils of the largest extinct species of snake were discovered in a coal mine of Columbia. The “Titanoboa” lived about 65 million years ago. The species clocked out at about 48 feet long and weighed roughly 2,500 lb.
A Texas woman tried to kill a snake by dousing it in gasoline and setting it on fire… in a final act of defiance it slithered to her house and caught it on fire.
Bill Haast, known as “Snake Man,” was bitten by venomous snakes more than 170 times. By injecting himself with snake venom daily for over 60 years, he saved countless lives with his antibody rich blood. He lived to be 100.
A Nepali farmer was bitten by a cobra then the farmer bit the cobra back. The cobra died but the farmer didn’t.
India’s nomadic Vadi tribe teaches their kids to charm venomous serpents. For a Vadi child, a decade’s worth of snake-charming training kicks off when he or she turns 2 years old. In keeping with sacred, millennium-old traditions, the boys are taught to charm the snakes, whereas the girls learn to keep the cobras and other snakes happy and healthy.
There is a snake venom that causes you to bleed from all holes of your body.
There is an island which is so densely populated by poisonous snakes the Brazilian Navy has quarantined it and a biologist once said that when on the island you are “never more than three feet from death.” Oh, and it’s called “Snake Island.”