There are about 3,000 species of snakes in the world. Since their appearance during the dinosaur era, they have adapted to many different lifestyles and evolved into many different and often peculiar appearances.
There are approximately 3,000 species of snakes in the world
Of the more than 600 species of venomous snakes that can be found on Earth, only 200 can cause real harm to humans, according to the World Health Organization.
It probably comes as no surprise to you that one of the most common human fears is a healthy fear of snakes. We say “healthy” due to the fact that there are some species of snakes that are dangerous to humans.
Some species may even be ugly to us, while others have beautiful patterns. More or less beautiful, all snakes are predators.
Snakes that attack humans can end up killing someone-although the odds of this happening are small-and while most snakes take care of our rodent problem, it’s best to stay away from them if you’re not knowledgeable about them.
For many, snakes are terrifying regardless of whether they are dangerous or not. Even the smallest snakes can send us running in terror.
As we have said, fear of snakes is one of the most common phobias, yet many people have never seen a snake in person. So where does this fear come from?
A study published in the journal Psychological Science suggested that we humans have developed an innate tendency to fear snakes, and also spiders, and to learn to fear them.
Psychologists found that both adults and children could detect images of snakes among a variety of non-threatening objects more quickly than they could detect frogs, flowers or caterpillars. The researchers believe this ability helped humans survive in the wild.
Mind you, one thing that can’t be denied: once you get over your initial repulsion, snakes are truly beautiful creatures. Maybe not in the way that a squirrel or a delicate butterfly might evoke in us, but they have a unique elegance and primitive charm that no other creature can match.
In this article we have made for you what we believe to be the most beautiful snake either for its ferocity or for the beauty of its color, and that is the ‘Blue Rattlesnake’ yes, blue.
The blue rattlesnake (Trimeresurus insularis) is a venomous viper found in Indonesia and East Timor. They are usually relatively small snakes, mainly arboreal and their body is slender. They can be found in green or blue, but also in orange, yellow or red.