Do You know Where These Snakes Make Their Homes?

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While they may not look like it at first glance, snakes are actually an extremely abundant and diverse grouping of animals. In fact, snakes can be found on every continent in the world, except Antarctica. From harsh deserts to lush jungles or from blue oceans to rocky mountains, snakes have adapted to a variety of habitats. With such a wide array of snakes to choose from, we have narrowed down our selection to 40 of the most unique snakes from around the world and put them all into this formidable quiz!

Throughout human history, snakes have earned a very infamous reputation for themselves due to the deadly nature of many species. This reputation is not restricted to one location. In fact, places all around the world have cultures that (over the years) have either revered or demonized snakes due to their dangerous predatory behavior. However, this reputation is sometimes exaggerated, since there are many snakes that are not only harmless to humans but not intimidating in the slightest.

So, are you ready to showcase your knowledge of these ravenous reptiles? Then c'mon, get ready and let's jump right into this quiz!

Can you identify the habitat of the snake in this picture?

The horned bush viper is a venomous snake that primarily makes its home in shrubs. It is endemic to Africa and grows only to a maximum of 21 inches.

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Can you correctly identify where the snake in this image makes its home?

The mole viper is a venomous snake that primarily makes its home underground. It can be found in both Africa and the Middle East.

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Where can this snake be found?

The Himalayan pit viper is a venomous snake that primarily makes its home in mountains. As its name suggests, it is found in Pakistan, India, and Nepal, along the southern slopes of the Himalayas.

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The snake in this image can be found where?

The Mexican vine snake is a colubrid snake that primarily makes its home in trees. It can be found throughout the Americas in places like Mexico, the United States, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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Do you know where this snake lives?

The beaked sea snake is a highly venomous snake that primarily makes its home in water. As a very common type of sea snake, it can be found throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific.

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The snake that is showcased in this photo can be found where?

The hot-spring snake is a colubrid snake that primarily makes its home in mountains. This snake lives in Tibet at one of the highest altitudes in the world.

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Do you know where the snake in this photo lives?

The green tree python is a large snake that primarily makes its home in trees. It is found in Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia, and can reach up to 2 meters in length.

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Do you know the habitat of the snake in this photo?

The green bush viper is a venomous snake that primarily makes its home in shrubs. It is largely found in Africa, particularly west and central Africa.

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Can you identify the habitat of this snake?

The western green mamba is a highly venomous snake that primarily makes its home in trees. It will, however, make its way to the ground to hunt small mammals.

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Can you correctly identify where this snake makes its home?

The spiny-headed seasnake is a venomous aquatic snake that primarily makes its home in water. It is notable for being the only sea snake with spines on the head.

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Where can the snake in this picture be found?

The western slender blind snake is a terrestrial snake that primarily makes its home underground. Its looks like an earthworm and as its names suggests, it is blind.

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Do you know where the snake that is seen in this picture lives?

The rough-scaled bush viper is a venomous snake that primarily makes its home in shrubs. It can be found in Central Africa and is notable for its extremely keeled dorsal scales that give it a bristly appearance.

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The snake that is showcased in this image can be found where?

The beauty rat snake is an Asian snake that primarily makes its home in caves. As its name suggests, it feeds largely on rodents and is even valued in some areas as a form of natural pest control.

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Do you know the habitat of this snake?

The Phipson's shieldtail is a relatively small snake that primarily makes its home underground. It is endemic to India and feeds primarily on earthworms.

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The snake in this photo can be found where?

The many-spotted cat snake is a rear-fanged colubrid snake that primarily makes its home in trees. It is widely distributed and is found in many parts of Asia and Oceania.

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Do you know where the snake in this image lives?

The California mountain kingsnake is a nonvenomous colubrid snake that primarily makes its home in mountains. It is notable for being a coral snake mimic, having a similar pattern consisting of red, black, and yellow.

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Do you know the habitat of the snake in this image?

The dog-toothed cat snake is a nocturnal species of rear-fanged colubrid snake that primarily makes its home in trees. It is found in Asia, particularly in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Thailand.

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Can you correctly identify where the snake in this picture makes its home?

The eastern worm snake is a non-venomous colubrid that primarily makes its home underground. If for some reason it cannot make its way underground, this snake can be found under rocks, logs and leaf litter.

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Do you know where the snake that is seen in this photo lives?

The black burrowing asp is a venomous snake that primarily makes its home underground. It is notably endemic to Africa.

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Where can the snake in this photo be found?

The golden flying snake is a colubrid snake that primarily makes its home in trees. It is primarily found in the southern parts of Asia and as its name suggests, it is capable of a form of gliding.

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Do you know where the snake in this image makes its home?

The eastern green mamba is a highly venomous snake that primarily makes its home in trees. These snakes are known to prey on birds, rodents, eggs, and even bats.

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Do you know where the snake shown here makes its home?

The Dubois sea snake is a venomous snake that primarily makes its home in water. This snake is notable for its extensive geographical range that includes the Indian Ocean, the Coral Sea, Papua New Guinea, and the Timor Sea.

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Can you correctly guess the habitat of the snake tshown in this picture?

The brown tree snake is a rear-fanged colubrid snake that primarily makes its home in trees. It is considered to be a threat to the bird population in some of the areas it inhabits, such as Guam.

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Do you know where the snake in this picture lives?

The brahminy blind snake is a nonvenomous snake that primarily makes its home underground. Like several other snakes that make their home underground, the brahminy blind snake is blind.

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Can you identify the habitat of the snake in this image?

The spotted bush snake is a non-venomous colubrid snake that primarily makes its home in trees. This snake is endemic to Africa and is bright green with black speckles.

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Can you correctly identify where the snake in this photo makes its home?

The golden sea snake is a venomous snake that primarily makes its home in water. This snake actually swims effectively with the help of a paddle-like tail.

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Do you know the habitat of the snake in this picture?

The yellow-lipped sea krait is a venomous snake that primarily makes its home in water. It is also referred to sometimes as the banded sea krait or colubrine sea krait.

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Can you identify the habitat of the snake in this photo?

The paradise flying snake is an arboreal snake that primarily makes its home in trees. As the name suggests, this snake is capable of gliding a significant extent.

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The snake in this picture can be found where?

The blunthead tree snake is a rear-fanged colubrid snake that primarily makes its home in shrubs. This snake goes by several other names, including mapepire corde violon and fiddle-string snake.

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Can you correctly guess the habitat of the snake shown in this image?

The small-scaled burrowing asp is an atractaspidid snake that primarily makes its home underground. This snake has smooth body scales, a flattened head, and can grow up to 30 inches long.

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Can you correctly guess the habitat of the snake shown here?

The green vine snake is a colubrid snake that primarily makes its home in trees. As its name suggests, it is not only a tree dweller but it also looks a lot like a vine when it is dangling from a tree branch.

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Do you know where the snake that is seen in this image lives?

The yellow-bellied sea snake is a venomous snake that primarily makes its home in water. It is notable for being found in the waters of every ocean around the world, except the Atlantic Ocean.

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The snake that is showcased in this picture can be found where?

The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is a pit viper that primarily makes its home underground. It is notable for being the largest rattlesnake and the heaviest venomous snake in the Americas.

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Do you know where the snake that is seen here lives?

The green tree snake is a non-venomous, diurnal snake that primarily makes its home in trees. While it may look similar in appearance to other dangerous snakes, the green tree snake is actually harmless.

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