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  • 08
  • Feb

Happy Year of the Snake – 10 Intriguing Snake Facts

People around the world are celebrating the Chinese New Year today – it’s the Year of the Snake. To mark the occasion, here are some lesser-known facts about these fascinating reptiles:

  1. Snakes and other reptiles have pain receptors and respond to painful stimuli just as humans do.
  2. In the exotic-skins industry, hunters often nail snakes to trees and skin them alive before tossing them in a pile to die.
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  4. Flying tree snakes can glide between trees over distances of 24 metres or more.
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  6. To make it easier for workers to
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