In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Unlike most other snakes, boa constrictors possess small vestigial hind legs.
- The copperhead, a venomous snake, is dangerous, but its bite is rarely life-threatening to healthy adult humans.
- Australian venomous snakes, belonging exclusively to the Elapidae family, are among the most toxic in the world.
- The illegible writing begins to shift and change, turning into a snake biting its own tail, which twirls in a circle.
- Even though I've been bitten by a snake, I still like snakes.
- King Cobras are the world's largest venomous snakes, growing to an average length of nearly 6m.
- One of the world's largest snakes, the python is a popular pet snake.
- Even though he knows better, he has no qualms or reservations about putting his face two inches away from some of the most venomous snakes on the planet.
- Prey-derived cues stimulate the tail movements of death adders and these snakes may more often attempt to lure lizards of a particular body size.
- Like that of other snakes, death adder venom is a form of saliva.
- I winced, expecting him to crush the snakes, or the cobras to bite him, or both of those things to happen at once.
- Shaken yet relatively unharmed, the snake rose, tail rattling again, preparing for one last strike.
- Jesús Rivas is a man who has followed his passion, and his passion is the green anaconda, the largest snake in the world.
- Their staple diet comprises rodents and snakes including the highly venomous Cape cobra and puff adder.
- Non-Hopi experts have tried to discover how the priests can handle snakes without being bitten, but the secret has not been revealed.
- Only about 50% of bites by exotic venomous snakes inject sufficient venom to cause clinical envenoming.
- Color variations in captive colubrid snakes are well known.
- Like most other snakes, a flying snake is roughly circular in cross section.
- Poachers illegally trade in snakes such as the Indian python, slaughtering the snake for their skin.
- Although venomous snakes can sometimes deliver a ‘dry’ bite without releasing their poison, all bites require immediate hospital treatment.
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- Before them the land was reasonably flat, a single road snaking through the grass and disappearing into a wood not far away.
- It's quite impressive to see all the cars and trucks snaking down the hill and past the end of my road.
- If the thought of cables snaking across the living room is too much to live with, this virtual-surround system offers salvation.
- The road snaked upward, its old pavement cracked in places, making the ride a bit rough.
- A yellow extension cord snakes from the sculpture to the wall.
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