This post is definitely a little different from the norm!
Across religions and cultures, the serpent has been used as a symbol of evil, medicine, fertility and much more. Recognising serpents and snakes alike, February 1st observes National Serpent Day and figured why not embrace it?
Around the world, there are over 3,000 species of snakes. The world’s smallest snake is the Barbados thread snake reaching a tiny 10 centimetres in length. In comparison, the longest snake is the reticulated python, which happens to be a favourite of mine, and the heaviest is the green anaconda.
- Only 1/8 of the known species are venomous
- Their upper and lower jaw separate to allow snakes to consume prey up to three times larger than the diameter of their head
- Snakes eat their prey whole
- Most snakes are nocturnal
- Their tongue is used to smell their air
- Snakes are cold-blooded, or ectotherms, and must sun themselves to regulate their body temperatures
- While most snakes lay eggs, some give live birth
- From anti-tumor treatments to antibacterial properties, snake venom has been studied for medical purposes for many years
I figured as I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and a huge lover of snakes and reptiles, I could throw in some Slytherin aesthetics for you guys. I love the whole Slytherin look, the dark emerald green and whole mysterious, cunning vibes you get from it.
Hope you enjoyed this post, it’s always good to mix it up a little sometimes!
What do you think?
Love Charlie x