How Obsessed Are You With Snakes?

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
How Obsessed Are You With Snakes?
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About This Quiz

Did you know that in some Aboriginal Australian stories, the entire universe was created by a Rainbow Snake?  It's said that the snake's movements created the hills and mountains and rivers.  It brought life to the lifeless land and made everything possible.  The story may change from place to place, but the general theme is that the serpent was an all-powerful force of Creation.  So yes, snakes are a big deal.

If you find your thoughts drifting to our scaly friends more often than not, have no fear.  You're just part of a long, proud history of the snake-obsessed.  The question isn't if you're snaked-obsessed though, it's how obsessed are you?  Do you find yourself hissing when you're frustrated? How about when you're just hungry?  Can you explain the differences between a reticulated python and a ball python to someone who doesn't know?  Would you handle a venomous snake if the need arose? Do you know what to do with a constrictor that refuses to eat?  Do you watch Netflix with a snake over yourself?  It's time to gauge that obsession of yours.  Take the quiz and sssssssee!

You can hardly be obsessed with snakes if you don't actually own a snake. How many snakes are in your home?
I don't have any. Yet.
I have one.
I have a couple.
Let's just say "several."

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A friend gets a new puppy and tells you all about it. What are you thinking?
Puppies are fun!
That's cute.
As long as they're happy.
Boring!

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You're looking for a snack and find a mouse in your cupboard. What's your reaction?
Freak out!
Get some traps.
Consider catching it.
Assume it's escaped snake food.

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Can you watch a snake eat food that's still alive?
Gah! No thanks!
I'd prefer not to.
Sure, why not?
it's so cool!

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How much time a day do you spend handling a snake?
I don't handle snakes that often.
Five to ten minutes a day
Probably close to an hour
A few hours a day

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Would you ever go for a walk outside with a snake?
Wait, how do you walk a snake?
I might take it into the yard
Maybe on a nice quiet day
I take mine to the pet store all the time.

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How would you react if your pet snake bit you?
I'd probably panic
I'd definitely think twice about handling it again
It's an animal, it's going to bite sometimes
Wouldn't be the first time

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What's the coolest species of snake in the world?
Reticulated Python
Anaconda
Emerald Tree Boa
Gaboon Viper

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How would you react if you got bit by a venomous snake?
I'm never going to be in a position to be bitten
That's a call to 911.
Rush to the hospital
Apply pressure and remain still. Call for help and wait.

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What size mice do you buy most often?
I have never bought a mouse.
Pinkies
Fuzzies
Hoppers

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What snake would you never want to run across in the wild?
Rattlesnake
Cobra
Inland Taipan
Black Mamba

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There are plenty of snakes and snake-like beings in mythology. Which one is your favorite?
Medusa
Quetzalcoatl
Lamia
Jörmungandr

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If it's time for a snake movie, what one are you putting on?
Snakes on a Plane
Anaconda
Mega Python vs Gatoroid
Sssssss

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It's just you and a snake alone in a room. Do you talk to the snake?
Probably not.
I might talk about what I'm doing.
It's only polite.
I talk to my snakes constantly.

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Do snakes have different personalities?
I have no idea.
I guess some can be more or less aggressive.
Some are definitely more sociable than others.
They're as different as people.

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What would you tell someone who's afraid to handle a snake?
They're not for everyone.
You should try just lightly touching one sometime.
Handle a small one and you'll see they're fine.
Just put this python over your shoulders, you'll be fine.

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There's a problem with your pet snake, who do you talk to about it?
Google it.
Talk to the pet store.
Talk to a vet.
Talk to one of the other snakes.

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Snakes aren't the most upwardly mobile creatures ever, but what do you figure they do when you're not around?
Not much
Probably eat and relax
I bet they're up to something.
Parties. Snake parties.

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If you couldn't have a snake, what kind of pet would you have?
Dog
Bird
Lizard
Wait, who's stopping me from having a snake?

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There are some amazing-looking snakes in the world. Which one is the most beautiful you've seen?
Green Tree Python
Honduran Milk Snake
Asian Vine Snake
Eyelash Viper

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What is it about snakes that you like so much?
They're beautiful.
They're interesting.
They're misunderstood.
They get me.

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Which misconception about snakes annoys you the most?
That they're all dangerous
That they're slimy
That they're deaf
That they make bad pets

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How do you feel about snakes in zoos?
I like checking them out at the zoo.
They should be set free.
I like learning about exotic species.
Zoo conservation has been important for saving a lot of snakes.

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What do you think is the most dangerous snake in the world?
Rattlesnake
Cobra
Black Mamba
Saw-Scaled Viper

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If snakes could speak, what do you think they'd say?
Hello!
What do you want?
Leave me alone!
What's on Netflix tonight?

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There's a long history of snake-themed characters in comics. Which one is the coolest?
I don't think I know any.
Cobra Commander
Diamondback
Sssqueeze

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What's the most important thing to know about having a pet snake?
What to feed them
What temperature their habitat needs to be
That they don't bond with humans
That they're addictive

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If you got a new snake tomorrow, what name might you give it?
Nagini
Kaa
Noodle
Paul

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When Christmas rolls around, do you get your snake a present?
Is that a thing people do?
Maybe some kind of special treat
Of course!
They each get their own really long stocking.

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Does your snake see a veterinarian?
I've never seen a snake vet.
I'd find one if I needed one in an emergency.
When necessary
We're on a first-name basis.

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