Read About Brown Snake

Brown Snake are a color breed, i.e. they are known specifically for the brown color of their skin. These snakes are mostly found in North America and in Australia. Everything you need to know about them is contained in this article.

Brown Snake -- Facts

  1. Description:

    The term 'brown snakes' refers to all snakes that are prominently brown-skinned colored.
  2. Varieties:

    There are two widespread genus of the brown snakes found in the world. They are the Storeria, which are found in North America and the Pseudonaja, which are found in Australia.
  3. History:

    There is not much known about the historical development of the brown snakes. These snakes evolved along with the other reptile snakes in Australia and North America.
  4. Physical Traits:

    Apart from their prominently brown or tan skin, these snakes are also characterized by some other features. Brown snakes are generally small and lithe. They have small underdeveloped eyes and bifid tongues, which dart out of their mouths often. They do not have ears. Their heads are smaller than their necks. Brown snakes have no limbs, and they glide along the ground for locomotion.
  5. Other Defining Characteristics:

    Most brown snakes are venomous. They are very fast movers and even a juvenile brown snake can lunge at and kill a man.
  6. Habitat:

    Their habitats could be terrestrial or arboreal. The brown snake frequents the wilds and deserts of North America and Australia.

Brown Snake -- Concerns

  1. Benefits:

    In the forests, brown snakes help by keeping the population of rodents, pests, insects and even birds under control. They provide these same maintenance benefits in fields.
  2. Liabilities:

    Brown snakes are extremely poisonous. A healthy person can die even from the bite of a young brown snake. Snake experts should be the only person to attempt capturing the brown snake.
  3. Health Issues:

    Brown snakes can suffer from parasite issues like most other snake breeds. There are no other diseases rampant; these are generally very healthy breeds.
  4. Specific Care Needs:

    If you have to maintain a brown snake in captivity, you should try to make its terrarium, or cage, as close to its natural environment as possible. You should provide them with a water supply inside their captive confinement; and also provide them with a basking lamp. You must also put some rocks and branches inside the cage, as these snakes like to hide in them.
  5. Reaction to Children and other Pets:

    Children, and other pets, should never be allowed to approach the venomous brown snake.
  6. Special Household Needs:

    It is best not to keep a brown snake inside the house. Having lithe bodies, they are quite capable of escaping from their cages. And remember, they are highly venomous. Even after defanging them, their bites, while not lethal, can be potentially painful.

Brown Snake -- How to Choose

  1. What to Look for:

    You should look for any signs of restlessness, such as the snake darting its head this way and that. This restlessness can be a sure sign that the snake may be preparing for a bite.
  2. Supplies:

    You will need a large-equipped cage, or terrarium, with a supply of live food, such as mice, for your pet.
  3. Expense:

    Brown snakes are not very expensive. You can purchase one for under $50, depending on the breed.