Top 10 Most Amazing Snakes in the World 2012

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We have put together the list of Top 10 most amazing snakes. Enjoy it!

1- Emerald Tree Boa
Emerald Tree Boa 
It is a green snake with white bands, lives in trees and shrubs near water (like swamps and marshes in rain forests). It is found in the lower Amazon basin (in Brazil) and in Guyana and Suriname. This snake has a life span of 15-20 years. Adults grow to about 6 feet or 1.8 m in length. They have highly developed front teeth that are likely proportionately larger than those of any other non-venomous snake. The emerald tree boa eats birds and rodents. After eating a large animal, the snake needs no food for a long time, and rests for weeks.

2- California Red-sided Garter Snake
California Red-sided Garter Snake 
They are the most colorful snake population in North America, ranging from Alaska and Canada to Central America considered more vibrant then the SFG. Their home Point Reyes pond is now gone drained to allow salt water to flow in killing all Point Reyes pond inhabitants.

3- Blind Snake
Blind Snake 
The genes of a newfound snake family suggest blind snakes lived on the island of Madagascar since, well, before it was an island.

Blind snakes belong to the families Anomalepidae, Leptotyphlopidae, and Typhlopidae in superfamily Typhlopoidea.

Growing to about a foot (30 centimeters) long, blind snakes act a lot like worms, burrowing under the surface of every continent except Antarctica. Unlike worms, though, blind snakes have backbones and tiny scales.

4- Albino Burmese Pythons
Albino Burmese Pythons 
Albino Burmese pythons are readily available but grow up to be huge snakes.It is one of the sixth largest snakes in the world, native to a large variation of tropic and subtropic areas of Southern and Southeast Asia. This is one of the snakes that need a healthy dose of caution. Though Burmese pythons are generally quite docile, they are incredibly strong, and it just takes a single mistake in handling them (especially at feeding time when they are hungry) to have disastrous results. Sadly, increasing numbers of Burmese pythons are being dumped by owners who can’t handle them anymore.

5- Bright Pink Snake
Bright Pink Snake 
The snake Liophidium pattoni grows to about 16 inches (40 centimeters) and preys on small rodents and lizards.“The bright pink markings on its back make it one of the most colorful snakes in all of Madagascar. It’s very unusual,” Ratsifandrihamanana said. L. pattoni was first reported in 2010 in Masoala National Park in northeastern Madagascar.

6- Albino Nelsoni
Albino Nelsoni 
The brightly colored Nelson’s Milksnake is a kind of king snake that is found in Mexico. It grows to a 110 cm long or more. This non-venomous snake has 13 to 18 red rings. It was named in honor of Edward Nelson, former chief of US Biological Survey. Its natural habitats include semi-arid coastal thorn scrub and interior tropical deciduous forests. It feeds on birds, rodents, lizards and amphibians.

7- Blue Coral Snake
Blue Coral SnakeIt is a beautiful, but highly venomous, front-fanged species – if bitten, its neurotoxic venom can cause death. Coral snakes are highly venomous members of the Elapidae family that are found in all elevations of rainforest in Southeast Asia. Their venom glands have been reported to extend all the way through the body, even reaching near the tail end in some species. They are distributed widely through Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Borneo but are not often seen due to their nocturnal and semi-fossorial nature. They will burry themselves under leaf litter, or forest debris, venturing out to hunt for prey during the night.

8- Elephant Trunk Snake
Elephant Trunk Snake 
The elephant-trunk snake has a small and flat head with short and egg-shaped body. Its body is soft and its skin is not smooth with a lot of tubercles. If over the water, it will be yellow in color. But if under the water, it will be dark brown in color. It is found throughout southeastern Asia, particularly in Indonesia, northern Australia, and New Guinea. It is the largest member of its family. Like other wart snakes, it is totally aquatic, and feeds on fish. It hunts fish mostly at night. Its raised scales help it hold on to slippery fish.

9- Langaha Nasuta
Langaha Nasuta 
The Langaha snake (also known as the leaf-nosed snake) is adapted to an arboreal lifestyle and feeds mostly on lizards. Its most interesting trait is, of course, the weird “horn” or projection on its snout. Easily is one of the weirdest reptiles in the World.

10- Horned Viper
Horned Viper 
The Horned Viper is known for the distinguishing horns that protrude at the front of its wedge-shaped head. A nocturnal viper which inhabits the dunes of the north west Negev desert of Israel. The snake was found early in the morning hiding in the sand next to a gerbil hole.