Behold—Poisonous Snakes! (Yes, You Read That Right)

While it’s true that most snakes aren’t considered poisonous, there definitely are poisonous snakes, with poison for their predators and venom for their prey.

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Images:

commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhabdophis_tigrinus_IMG_6559.retouch.JPG
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