Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fact of the Day: Ancient Snakes

Snakes as a biological order first appeared during the late Cretaceous period where they co-existed for a few million years with the dinosaurs. 

11 comments:

Kati said...

Oh, I didn't know that! Thanks for sharing!

-Kati
Almost Stylish

Pat Hatt said...

Have to slither fast so they didn't get stomped on

Christine said...

What, since the dinosaurs! I'd like to paint your photo, I know your photos aren't copyrighted.

Jimmy said...

Never knew they went back that far.

Emmylou said...

Have snakes evolved a lot since they first appeared? Things to find out:D

Mary Kirkland said...

Snakes have never bothered me but I know a lot of people are afraid of them.

stephen Hayes said...

Most reptiles have been around for a very long time.

Huggybear said...

I have no love of snakes, irrespective of their entry date on the living planet.

My God you have strange laws in the USA...........Minneapolis is certainly in the news here. How in hells name can a police officer who shoots an innocent, self law abiding citizen be not forced to talk.
I must say that the Governor of Minnesota, the Mayor of Minneapolis and the Police Chief have been sincere in their condolences to the Australian family.
You and your bloody gun laws! Wake up - "the American War of Independence" is well and truly over and the British, French and Spaniards wouldn't want a bar of your present state country so will NOT be invading. Presently with Turnip Top and his family clique
running the country............nobody in their right mind would want a bar of the USA!
I can assure you the Australian government and family of deceased WANT ANSWERS.
Wake up America before it is TOO late.
Colin

Martha said...

Pretty cool fact! I didn't know that.

Fundy Blue said...

I like fossil snakes more than living ones, and I knew they went back to the Cretaceous. Their spines have distinctive ball and socket vertebrae that are really cool.

baili said...

you made me nerves