Snakes

Does Australia Really Have the Deadliest Snakes? We Debunk 6 Common Myths

Does Australia Really Have the Deadliest Snakes? We Debunk 6 Common Myths

As we settle into summer and temperatures rise, snakes are emerging from their winter hideouts to bask in the sun. But don’t be alarmed if you spot one, it’s hard to imagine a more misunderstood group of animals than snakes. Our interactions with snakes are conversation starters, with yarns told…

Study Shows Snakes Don’t Produce Venom For Self-Defence

Study Shows Snakes Don’t Produce Venom For Self-Defence

Snake venoms vary a lot between species in their make-up and effects, which is a major problem for developing treatments. Snakes use these venoms for two main purposes. The first is foraging, where venom helps the snake to overpower its prey before eating it. The second is self-defence against potential…