snakes

Southern African python
Biologists have discovered the first known example of an egg-laying snake providing care for its hatchlings. 
Cuban boa
Science writer Stuart Blackman analyses hunting strategies of the slithery kind. 
Black mamba
BBC Wildlife section editor Sarah McPherson answers your wild question.
Two grass snakes warming up after emerging from hibernation
One of the UK’s native reptiles has been renamed by scientists. 
A smooth snake in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Discover fascinating facts about the UK's rarest snake species, the smooth snake. 
Saint Lucia racer snake
A proposed project in the Caribbean could wipe out the remaining population of the world's rarest snake.
Adder, UK
Discover the truth about adder bites. 
Adder basking in the sun
BBC Wildlife features editor Ben Hoare answers your wild question. 
Close-up of a grass snake
Discover fantastic facts about Britain’s largest native terrestrial reptile. 
Adder in Godalming, Sussex
Discover fascinating facts about the adder, Britain's only native venomous snake.
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