Snakes are the stuff of nightmares for a lot of people. Just seeing and holding these creatures can terrify people, so you can only imagine the terror of being trapped with dozens of them in a plane. That’s exactly the kind of sheer terror the move Snakes on A Plane sought to capture. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, the movie revolves around how people inside an airplane fight to survive after hundreds of snakes are placed and released inside.
Many snake species have skulls that have many joints. This lets them swallow prey much larger than their heads. Most snakes have the ability to dislocate their jaws just so they can swallow their prey whole. They feed of smaller animals such as rodents, lizards, birds, snails and even other snakes. Some snakes are also known to slither up to bird nests and eat their eggs. They change their skin and molt during certain times of the year.
Not all snakes are poisonous, with people even keeping them as pets. If you do get bitten by a snake, keep the bite clean and find out what type of snake it was before going to the hospital.