The Reptiles: Snakes
Introduction

NATURE’s The Reptiles: Snakes reveals the secrets, surprises, and strangeness of two-headed snakes and other amazing reptiles.

The Reptiles continues with a look at the reptiles that humans may fear most: Snakes. But the film does not portray snakes as evil creatures. Rather, it takes us into their secret and very strange world to try to understand them better.

Even though most snakes are not lethal to humans, many people are still terrified of these slithering reptiles. The program illustrates how venomous snakes bite humans only in self-defense and would much rather not confront us. Snakes also provide a valuable service by controlling the rodent population.

To order a copy of The Reptiles: Snakes, please visit the NATURE Shop.

Online content for The Reptiles: Snakes was originally posted February 2003.

  • neven

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  • diamond

    It is totally nasty because i have a fright of snakes.

  • diamond

    snakes give me the hebe gebes.

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    you guys are stupid because snakes are awesome

  • cuti101

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  • bobby jack

    I LOVE SNAKES SOOOO MUCH!

  • Chevy

    that’s nice

  • anna

    I like them beacause if you look at them them they look scaly but they look E.V.I.L…..

  • charley

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  • charley

    that looks so SCARY iv never see that snake before but i will one day i think i love going on this website it is so cool and i get on it every day it is alot of fun to my sister and she learns alot at this website and i do too i will get on this website every day.

  • charley

    I DO NOT LIKE SNAKES THEY ARE SO SCARY THEY COULD HURT YOU ALOT BUT SOME OF THEM ARE OK LIKE THE BLACK SNAKE IT JUST HEIPS YOU BUT I DO NOT CARE IT BITE MY DOG BUT SHE MADE IT I HADE A DOG ONES AND I WAS GOING OVER TO MY OTHER DOG THEN SUDDNLY A PHITHON CAME OUT AT ME I SCREAMED AND MY DOG HEARD ME SCREAM AND HE CAME RUNNING OVER AND WHEN HE GOT THERE THE PITHON LOOKED AT HIM COMEING OVER AND LOOKED AT ME THEN MY DOG SNACHED HIM IN HIS MOUTH AND TORE THE SNAKE UP AND MY FAMLIY CAME OVER AND SAID AER YOU OK? AND I SAID YES THEN MY DOG CAME BACK OVER AND BERIDDE THE SNAKE AND SAT RIGHT NEXT TO ME AND LOOKED UP AT ME AND I BENT DOWN AND HUGED HIM AND WE ALL WENT TO SIT DOWN AND PLAYED WITH MY DOG OR SHOULD I SAY MY HERO?

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  • charley

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  • elauntra

    snakes are so awesome i love them so much i want to be one there so GREAT!

  • emma

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  • Bobby

    Snakes are alright.Yes, they can be creapy but if you leave them alone,their go there own way. Just don’t handel the wrong ones. Remember, all snakes will bite to defend themselves. I was in Piedmont,Mo. when I encountered a snake about four feet long. I didn’t know if it was a bad snake or not. Being I had my grandson with me, I snapped a picture of it and went to yhe library to find out what kind of snake it was. There was two types of snakes that looked like it. One was a venomous and the other wasn’t. My point is that if you come across a snake, watch it but don’t mess with it. They can move very quick.

  • fiat77

    I love snakes. I catch them all the time in my yard.

  • CGB

    Please ignore all previous comments, they are rants from mental midgets and most have nothing to do with this video. My five year old saw this video playing in the Albuquerque, NM rattle snake museum and was riveted. The bit we saw was well rounded, not scary, very straight forward, educational and very well produced. We tried to buy a gift-shop copy but they were sold out, bought Nature’s Reptile Alligators/Corocodiles/Turtles/Tortoises video instead, sight unseen because the snake one was so well produced.
    Watch the video, relax about the snakes and please post relavant comments.

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  • mson

    SNAKES ARE AWSOME anyways it is more likely to die from lightning then from a snake and their is only 6 different kinds of snakes that can kill you out of 42

  • unknown

    all of you are a darn bunch of lame steroetypes

  • angela

    the snake looks so cool

  • stiddy

    someone once told me snakes were used on snakes on a plane

  • ray

    I HAVE A YOUNG BALL PYTHON. MY WIFE HAS AN IGUANA, AND A BEARDED DRAGON, BUT HAS A LITTLE FEAR OF SNAKES. THE ONES WHO TALK BAD ABOUT THEM HAS THAT RIGHT, BUT THATS BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF KNOWING ABOUT THEM. SNAKES ON A PLANE HAD REAL SNAKES ON THERE, BUT THE ONES THAT LOOKED WEIRD WERE FAKE. OK I HVAE HAD EVERYTHING FROM A GREEN SNAKE UP TO A RETICULATED PYTHON. PEOPLE GIT BIT BECAUSE THE LACK EXPERIENCE ON HOW TO HANDLE THEM. WHEN THEIR BODIES GET COOL THEY FEEL LIKE A GAS HOSE, WHEN THEIR BODIES GET WARM IT CAN FEEL ALMOS FURY BUT THEY HAVE NO FURE. ONE PERSON SAID THEY ARE MEAN, BUT THEY CAN GET STRESSED JUST LIKE A FISH.
    I HAVE SEEN A REDTAIL BOA NOT EAT AND I HAD TO FORCE FEED IT. THE SNAKE I HAVE NOW WILL GET ONLY 4-6 FEET LONG. WE HAVE A BABY ONTHE WAY AND EVERYBODY IS FREAKING OUT. THEY SAY “THE BABY WILL GET SICK”. NOT TRUE CLEAN AND SANITIZE YOUR HANDS AND YOUR OK. I HAVE HEARD IGUANAS CAN GIVE YOU SEMANELA,(I HOE I SPELLED THAT CORRECT) BUT HOLDING A RAW PORK YOU CAN CATCH IT JUST AS QUIK. SO WASH YOUR HANDS.SNAKES ARE IMPORTANT TO KEEP RODENTS DOWN
    IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT SNAKE READ UP ON IT OR ASK ME.

  • Kat

    Snakes are absolutely AMAZING! They are beautiful, skilled hunters, and range in a miriad of colors and sizes. It’s wise to keep your distance when encountering one in nature, but handling a docile snake like a ball python is so exciting! It will erase your fears of snakes in a snap. Or should I say, in a “Ssssssssnap” ;-)

  • alyssa

    i think that snakes are ABSOULUTLY AWSOME!Everykind of snake is very cool in every way.if you really look into thire eyes they are really cool and they looklike they are really staring at you and it is very scarey.any way i really really think that you should really do research on snakes.I REALLY REALLY THINK THATSNAKES ARE VERY COOL! Thank youfor reading this passage.

  • cera

    i am absolutly in love with snakes!!

  • nini

    i hate snakes..

  • ajanae

    i dont like snakes.they are so posinous.eeeeeeeeew!

  • ones

    majority of snakes they act a very big role by

    balancing our ecosystem even if their are evil:

  • hi

    Snakes are pretty cool!!

  • raw boss

    sweet i think snakes are awsome.i use to have indigo snake living under my house it was like 4 or 5 foot long!

  • hi

    Who would ever hate snakes???

  • ARTHUR

    I HAVE TWO BALL PYTHONS , ONE REDTAIL BOA ,AND ONE GIANT GREEN IGUANA.
    SNAKES CAN BE MOODY, MAD, AND CAN BE NICE.
    THE MAIN THING IS TO FEED THEM ON TIME AND LET THEMBE ALONE AT TIMES.
    HANDLE THEM OFTEN SO THAT THEY KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND THAT THEY CAN BE USED TO BEING HANDLED.
    MY MOTHER HATES SNAKES AND STILL DO BUT SHE DID TOUCH ONE AND SAID IT WAS NO SO BAD.
    I HEAR THEY ARE TRYING TO OUT LAW SNAKES
    WELL LETS OUT LAW TAXES LOL

  • shernett

    snakes are cool and crazy animals that kill peole in minutes.there are no. 10

  • sara

    I hate snake because there nasty and they kill they give me the hebe gebeas

  • Nesly Palabrica

    Honestly speaking, I myself am also afraid of snakes. However, they somehow fascinate me in many ways. They interest me with their mysterious behaviors and unexpected actions. I want to have one myself but, with the proper education about its behaviors of course. You can’t be too careful, right?

    The number one thought that I would just want to point out is that not all snakes are harmful and dangerous. Well, at least not all are what we call devils.

    Snakes really bring the fascination in me.

  • AK

    all the people which r fear of snakes kill them or run away from that very place,this is because of their lack of knowledge about snakes but those people which have knowledge(such as habitat, time of hunt,first-aid after snake bit) love them……. i m one of them

  • Shelby

    We have 4 Snakes! 2 ball pythons and 2 corn snakes! there sweet

  • Bob

    Love em

  • jello

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    some people think snakes are awful. but i think they are cool!!!!!

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  • truth

    and there aren’t anything called PHITHON it is python, and there are only a few pythons in America, which are all not native.

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