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What Kind Of Snakes Lay Eggs?

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Amman Aamir answered
To most of us, a snake is a snake. We know there are differences among them, but we do not realize how great these differences are. The many different species of snakes reproduce in many different ways.There are many species of snakes, including rattlesnakes, copperheads, water snakes, and garter snakes, that do not lay eggs, but give birth to living young. And many produce quite a few young at one time. Some snakes have been known to have more than 75 young at one time!


Then there is a big group of snakes that lay eggs. These eggs are usually deposited in hidden places such as under a rock or log, or in hollow stumps. The eggs are not the same shape as chicken eggs, but are a little longer and usually smaller. The eggs of the bull snake, however, and those of certain large snakes, are about the size of a chicken egg.
The shell of a snake's egg is tough and has a leathery quality. The number of eggs they lay depends on the species. The snake that lays the most eggs is probably the python. One Indian python was known to have laid 107 eggs at one time.

The eggs are hatched by the heat of the sun or by decaying vegetable matter which gives off a natural heat. In some cases, the snake guards the eggs by coiling about them.
Since some snakes can lay 100 eggs at a time, who takes care of the young when the eggs hatch? No one has to. All young snakes are able to care for themselves from the moment of hatching or birth!
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About 70 per cent of snakes in the world lay eggs. The texture of the egg is soft like leather. Baby snakes break out of the egg with a special egg-tooth which they lose after they are born. Egg-laying snakes are known as oviparous. Egg-laying snakes do not care for nests; they simply lay the eggs in hollows or in the ground. Pythons however wrap their bodies around their eggs in an attempt to keep them warm. Only some snakes like garter snakes, rattlesnakes, adders and sea-snakes do not lay eggs. The eggs develop inside the body of the mother and are hatched inside her. Snakes which give birth to live snake babies in this form are called ovoviviparous.
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Sharon McKenzie answered
No, actually, snakes don't usually lay their eggs in dirt. Snakes prefer to lay eggs in rotting leaf litter or other vegetation, such as old hay bales or mulch. TURTLES do dig holes in dirt and lay eggs in the dirt, then cover them up, though, so small white eggs in the dirt are more likely those of a small turtle species, such as a Box Turtle.
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No, Only some snakes like garter snakes, rattlesnakes, adders and sea-snakes do not lay eggs. The eggs develop inside the body of the mother and are hatched inside her. Snakes which give birth to live snake babies in this form are called ovoviviparous.
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Sharon McKenzie answered
First of all, it's GARTER Snake, NOT "Gardner" Snake, and no, they do not lay eggs. All snakes in the genus Thamnophis, which includes Garter and Ribbon Snakes, and the closely related Water Snakes in the genus Nerodia give birth to live young, up to 20 or more at a time. The largest litter any of my Garters has ever had was 24; the largest litter any of my Water Snakes has ever had is 43!

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Aisha answered
It depends on the species of snakes. Some are oviparous which lay eggs and some are viviparous which do not. The black ones may fall in either of these categories.
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Super man answered
There are many species of snakes that are black. .  Rattle snakes don;t lay eggs and are sometimes black in colour. .
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Anonymous answered
Usually yes, depending on the size of the snake, the egg size will vary. Especially if you have seen a snake in the area recently.
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Of coarse they do. Snakes are reptiles, so all reptiles lay eggs. A black snake is a snake and a snake is a reptile. Do Black Snakes Lay Eggs? Your answer is yes.
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Are there any snakes that do not lay eggs, but rather have them live in their stomach? I think someone is pulling my leg. I was told to only chop off the head if you have to kill one, as some snakes in Arkansas have live babies in their stomach, and if you chop them there that the baby snakes will jump out and they are just as poisonous as their mom?

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