What is the difference between a venomous snake and a poisonous snake? ?
I don’t have any pet snakes and I am NOT planning to have any. I am just curious.....
- OcimomLv 78 hours ago
Nothing. a poisonous snake has venom. The proper term is venomous snake.
- 2 days ago
Venom enters the body through injection, whereas poison enters through the body as a gas or liquid that you drink or if you absorb though your skin. So there are actually no poisonous snakes (possibly debatable). Technically venom is a type of poison, but really they're just venomous snakes.
- 3 weeks ago
Venom = if they bite you then you die
Poison = if you bite it then you die
important to note- not all venom and poison is deadly, this is just a good rule of thumb
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Well a venomous snake has venom. And a poisonous snake has poison. There
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- 3 weeks ago
Poison is effective if touched, while venom must be injected into your body. An example of a poisonous snake is a type of cobra that shoots poison at you, whereas most snakes bite you to release their venom if they are even harmful.
- reme_1Lv 74 weeks ago
Poisonous has to do with a chemical.
Snakes and toads and spiders can be venomous.
- joeparker67Lv 61 month ago
Well first off don’t listen to anything tarkarri says cause they are clueless. All snakes are not venomous. Boas pythons and many colubrids are not venomous at all, there is not mild venom to them either
Venomous snakes have venom glands
Anonymous and tarkarri there are species of poisonous snakes google Rhabdophis
- TarkarriLv 71 month ago
Something is venomous if it introduces a toxin by breaking the skin (bite, sting etc).
ALL smakes are venomous it is just that some produces very little venom with very low toxicity so their venom is not anything to worry about.
Something is poisonous if it introduces a toxin when you eat, drink or inhale it. & sometimes i c you rub it on your skin. Unless you choose to eat their venom sacks, no snake is poisonous.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Poisonous animals are those that can secrete poison but have no means of injecting it into another animal. For example, toads have poison glands and these glands can release poison when they are threatened. Toads cannot inject the poison into another animal.
Most snakes are not venomous because only some of them are able to inject venom into other animals using grooved or hollow fangs. The venom is used to disable prey so the snakes are considered venomous. There is no poisonous snake.
- Dv8sLv 71 month ago
"Poison is a toxin that gets into the body via swallowing, inhaling or absorption through the skin. Venom is a specialized type of poison that has evolved for a specific purpose. It is actively injected via a bite or sting."Source(s): www.science.org