Snakes are some of the most misunderstood animals in the world. They’re often thought of as slimy, slithery, and scary, but they’re actually quite beautiful and fascinating creatures. The truth is that even though they may have a bad reputation, they’re actually pretty cool animals. Some people will welcome them in their houses as pet snakes, despite how controversial that can be. Snakes are a part of almost every ecosystem on Earth, from deserts to rainforests to grasslands. Despite this, it’s surprising how little people know about them.
I was 5 when I first met one, and I immediately thought that those deep eyes were super charming. Snakes might have fangs and be able to slither around quickly, but this doesn’t make them less cute. I know what you’re thinking. Snakes? Cute? How can anything with scales, no nose, and a forked tongue be cute? Well, that’s because you’ve probably never seen these pictures of snakes! Check these cuties out, and let us change your mind for good!
A Snake In Disguise!
To get a better grasp of what (or, how awesome) snakes are, CNN News got in touch with Elvya Dulcimer, the mastermind behind Snakes With Hats, which is a Facebook and also Reddit page and online community that is exactly what it sounds like—a place that serves as a user-generated compendium of pictures of snakes wearing hats and showing off their adorable sides.
If this sounds all too familiar, or if some of the submissions give you a sense of dejavu, it’s quite likely that you have also taken a glance at the Snakes With Hats article we’ve published a bit over a year ago. But be sure to check that one out too for more context and, of course, cutesy nope rope goodness.
Here Is One Truly Spectacular Snake I Got A Chance To See In Person!
I Got To Play With This Baby Asian Vine Snake! Look At That Face!
The Arabian Sand Boa Never Fails To Amuse Me, As It Strongly Resembles A Small Child’s Best Effort At Drawing A Snake
In our previous article, we discussed how folks keep snakes as pets for a number of reasons: they have great personalities, they are,as you can see, adorable, some folks get them to get over their fears, and they are not too hard to take care of.
“The difficulty in keeping snakes depends on the species of snake. You have easy beginner snakes like corn snakes that adapt to a range of environments, but you can go as hard as you want when it comes to keeping them. Most snakes will need a minimum enclosure of their full, stretched out length x1,5 and appropriate heat and lighting,” elaborated Elvya.
I’m Dressed As The Stuffed Unicorn From “Despicable Me!”
Curious Cute Snake Wanting A Boop
Come On, Buddy, I Was Too Big For You To Eat Yesterday, And I’m Still Too Big Today
Green Snake Hatchling
And, as you might have understood already, snakes come in all shapes and sizes, and that goes double for what they are like in their character.
“Some snakes are usually very social and docile, like corn snakes or ball pythons. Others can be a bit more cheeky and like to play dead, such as hognoses. Yet other snakes can act a bit more defensive when it comes to handling them and won’t shy away from biting.”
“The key here, as with everything animal-related, is research. The internet is full of stories and testimonials from snake keepers who will elaborate on the behavior of your preferred snake species,” explained Elvya.
Happy Snek & Happy Human
Itty Bitty Snake With An Itty Bitty Top Hat. Like A Ssssssir! Quite!
My Mother-In-Law Knitted My Wife’s Snake A Christmas Sweater
Baby Smiles Are To Die For!
This Precious Danger Noodle Could Be An Instagram Model
Since Elvya is the proud owner of several reptile species, including Neo the Red Tegu, we asked how do snakes generally coexist with other reptiles. And she explained that the rule of thumb in the reptile community is to not co-house most animals, especially if they are of different species. Yes, there can be exceptions to the rule, but it’s not recommended.
Besides them trying to eat each other alive, there’s always the risk of reptiles contracting diseases and spreading it amongst each other, especially if their lovely little human companions don’t wash their hands and go fondle them for a selfie.
Tiny Danger Noodles
A Handsome Young Man Wearing His Homemade Hat
Our first Christmas together. He’s very understanding of my need to make him look cozy. His name is Mr. B, short for Mr. Bobinsky. He doesn’t love hats but he loves Christmas probably cause of the warmth and he loves that you all appreciate how handsome he is!
The Look I Get When I Say Tomorrow Is Feeding Day Not Today
Today My Snake Turned 2
Leliana Is Here To Spread Peace And Love
Do Very Small Festive Snakes Count?
I Made My Pet Snake Some Tiny Little Glasses
Every article has to come to an end, but it’s not actually the end as you can jump to many other very nice locations from here (or keep scrolling—told you this ain’t the end).
You can check out our previous article on Snakes Without Hats, or you can go straight to the Snakes Without Hats page. But if you’ve had enough snakes (why would you though, they are hella cute), you can also check out our other cute articles about cute cats, cute dogs, cute beavers, cute hamsters, cute bugs, cute donkeys, and cute goats.
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Note: this post originally had 139 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.