Rear Fanged Vs Front Fanged Snakes


Rear Fanged Snakes Vs Front Fanged Snakes

When it comes to looking at the species of snakes numerous are available. You will get surprised to know that you cannot even distinguish between the habitat and habit of snakes if you are not aware of the same.

If you are among those who love to know new things about wildlife then it will be a useful read for you. 

Snakes are among those reptiles which are found to be so beautiful and ugly as well in appearance.

You will see a diverse form of snakes available which is so beautiful and some are so that they do not even resemble a snake. But it is your duty to not get confused with the same. 

Moreover, when it come sot know about the things which related to snakes then also there are numerously available.

When it comes to know about the body of snakes, these are long elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles which are so dangerous to human that keeping them in touch with you will be not less than a poison keeping with you.

When it comes to the food habits of a snake, you will get surprised to know because these are not the herbivores or the omnivores.

These are purely carnivores whop just inject their venom into the body of the prey and then consume it as the whole. They do not take much time to consume their prey.

Moreover, it is quite interesting to know that these snakes never feed on the dead material. The reason being is they are so curious about their prey that they do not trust others for the same.

It is mandatory for them to get sure whatever the prey they are going to kill is active or not. Usually, these feed on pests, rodents, mice, and insects.

All these are found to be sufficient to satisfy their hunger. But when it comes to the diverse varieties of snake, their food habit varies accordingly.

You cannot get stick to the same food habit for every snake available.

Moreover, you will be surprised to know that snakes are among those who have venom available along with food as well. But their venom is not poisonous to them.

  • Habit and habitat

When it comes to habit and habitat it varies according to the species you own or you are looking for.

Usually, it has been seen that some of the snake species live on barren land and some of the species love to reside in the forest only. The reason being behind the same is their body capacity to adjust to the same.

You will be surprised to know that these are not available in eaters. Being reptiles they will be available on land only.

Also, they are so adjusting to their surroundings that they can easily adjust in any of the temperatures, these are known as ectothermic.

Hence, there is nothing about which you can get confused. When it comes to surroundings usually these like to reside inside the bushes and on the barks of the tress.

The reason behind the same is their body adaptability and because of the elongated body which can be turned into a spiral.

Moreover, it has been seen that usually, snakes repel to water.

The reason being is while they come in contact with water they tend to feel a bit inactive which will not let their body work efficiently. This will create further more problems for them to survive.

  • Species

When it comes to knowing about the species, numerous are available. You will be surprised to know that the class of snakes is so wide that you do not even learn about them all.

Every species of snake varies with habit and habitat and along with surroundings aswell.

Moreover, when it comes to appearance this also varies according to the surroundings.

If you know well about the appearance and to which it belongs you will be easily able to distinguish between the varieties of snake available. 

All species of snakes vary in appearance at the very first then all these vary in other habits. You will not find the same habit and habitat of two snakes that belong to different species.

But among all the species, few things are very common.

All of them never feed on dead and decaying material at all. They all kill their prey on their own and then consume it.

In this read, you will get to know about the rear-fanged and front fanged snakes.

Yes, you heard it right. This article mainly deals with these two and will help you to know about everything as well.

Rear Fanged Snakes

Rear Fanged Snakes

When it comes to knowing about the rear-fanged snakes, you will get surprised to know that these are the snakes that possess venom producing glands along with maxillary teeth which are enlarged and grooved and merely 1-3 in number. All these are present in the rear of the mouth. When it comes to catching their prey they become more conscious for the same. For having the same available with them they secure inject the venom into the prey and then moves further with it. When it comes to making the classification of these rear-fanged snakes these are classified as opisthoglyphous snakes. 

Also, it has been seen that the mechanism with which they infect their prey is not much efficient. It has been seen that some of the species of rear-fanged snakes chew a lot to get their venom injected in the body of the prey. These are the color bids that indicate that some of the species of rear-fanged snakes are non-venomous. You cannot take all the snakes available as the venomous ones.  

But do not get confused with their nature at all. Whiter these are non-venomous but these are dangerous as much as the other snakes can be. You cannot take these snakes lightly at all. When it comes to looking for the examples of rear-fanged snakes, then numerous are available. But among all these available, boomslang is being one of the most common ones.

Some of the most common rear-fanged snakes are:

  • Cobra fangs:

Cobra fang snakes

This is one of those rear-fanged snakes which are dangerous but when it comes to the fangs it has these are colored and do not fold back at all. These are shorter as compared to the fanged other snakes have.

  • Boomslang fangs:

Boomslang Fang Snakes

This is one of the most interesting snakes of this rear-fanged class. You will be surprised to know that these snakes are available with fangs which are further forward then the fangs other snakes have. They can specifically take them back into the mouth as well.

  • Hognose snake fangs:

Hognose Snakes Fangs

These are the rear-fanged snakes that have mild venom as compared to other fanged snakes available. Also, the fangs they have do not cause much harm to the one whom they infected. These just let the area to be swelled. Usually, people consider keeping this as a pet.

Front Fanged Snakes:

Viper Snakes

 When it comes to the diverse classification of the snake as it has been cleared that numerous are there. But among all these available, front fanged snakes are considered to be the most dangerous ones.

The reason being is these are available with fangs in front of their mouth with 1-5 maxillary teeth and grooves as well.

Their fangs have the venom available which not only lets them kill the prey but will also help them in cutting it as well. 

In case any of the people or any animal get infected by these, they will not get back to you at all.

Apart from the teeth, it is quite interesting to know about the venom as well.

It has been seen that the venom they have is so poisonous that if a normal human just breathes it can get faint for hours, this directly affects the neural activity of a person and make him unconscious as well.

Not all the front fanged snakes are dangerous. Some of the front fanged snakes are available which are not dangerous at all.

Yes, they have some of the characters which makes them, different from others.

When it comes to the eating habits of these snakes, you will get surprised to know that being carnivores, these not only consume the whole of the prey but will also inject it in such a manner that it will not let them stand again as well.

Moreover, you will get surprised to know that you cannot judge them, by the habitat in which they reside.

The reason being is surroundings varies with a variety of snakes. You cannot keep the snakes in the surroundings which are not suitable for them.

But being ectothermic they can adjust but for some time only.

When it comes to knowing about some of the front fanged snakes, Crotalus cerastes is one of the most common examples of the same.

Thus, it is not for you to get confused with anything when it comes to getting assure about the nature of these snakes.

Apart from it when it comes to knowing about the particular difference which makes it easier to distinguish between the rear-fanged snake and front fanged snake, there are numerously available.

As mentioned above, the diverse forms of a rear-fanged snake and front fanged snakes, but in all these, it is a must for you to get sure about the structure of their mouth.

It totally varies with their mouth. It totally varies according to the placement of fangs.  

Usually, it has been seen that front fanged snakes are more dangerous than the rear-fanged snakes.

The reason being is the way in which the fangs and maxillary teeth are present in their mouths.

All these are available in such a manner that as soon as it attacks the prey it will get injected and get down as well so that they can consume it easily.

The way in which they both attack their prey also varies.

When it comes to front fanged snakes they directly attack the prey with wide mouth opened but when it comes to rear-fanged ones it becomes quite difficult for them, to catch the prey and inject it.

They might get to involve chewing as well. 

Front fanged snakes always have venom available in their fang but when it comes to rear-fanged snakes their venom is not so poisonous as compared to them.

Their venom sometimes only gets the prey to faint and causes swelling in the injected area.

But when it comes to the injection had done by a front fanged snake it just numb that particular area and kill the organism as well.

Both of these snakes are equally dangerous. But when it comes to the extent to which these are dangerous it varies accordingly.

In the case of front fanged snakes, there is no mercy but in the case of rear-fanged snakes, there might be chances that the injected one might live.

Front fanged snakes do not come up with the adjusting capability much but when it comes to rear-fanged one they have adjusting capability to an extent and will adjust in any of the surroundings available. 

These are the few things which make these both snakes opposite with each other.

But do not get confused with their nature at all. These both are equally dangerous as being the snake you cannot consider them to be your friends.

If you ever plan to have a snake available as a pet with you, then must have the rear-fanged one because it will not attach you directly and in nature, it is somewhere adjusting as well.

If you have a keen interest in knowing about the snake then also this read will be proven out to be helpful for you and will also help you in getting more about these snakes as well. Moreover, being reptiles you can compare their habitat with other reptiles as well.

But make sure these are not those who are being amphibious as well.

If you’re thinking of keeping a snake as a pet, check out our guide on ‘Rat Snake Vs Corn Snake: Which is Better Pet’

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