Snakes are very
unusual animals as they are. With a strange
body, unusual way in which they digest food, and
the ability of some of the species of reptiles
to be able to inject venom into their victims,
this is an unusual animal that many have become
terrified of. It is understandable to be honest.
One of the characteristics that is quite odd
about snakes is that they do not have eyelids.
At least not how we think of them. While there
is a transparent covering that protects the eyes
from being damaged, most snakes never really
have any kind of flap that covers their eyes.
This makes many wonder how do snakes sleep?
This is a very interesting question because it
seems quite odd that these reptiles would be
able to sleep without eyelids. In all
seriousness, what animal that you know of that
does not have eyelids to sleep. There are not
many and this is another one of those oddities
about the snake that really makes them even more
Some may even wonder if a snake sleeps at all.
If they don’t have eyelids maybe they don’t
really need to sleep at all. That fact is that
The truth is that despite the lack of eyelids
they can actually sleep fine. This is not a
matter of a need for eyelids. The ability to
sleep is part completely controlled by the brain
of the snake which goes through the process of
putting the body in a kind of rest that is
really no different than any other animal. The
primary difference is that they simply don’t
close their eyelids. That is really all that
there is to it.
Now you may wonder how it is that one can tell
that a snake is sleeping. In most other animas
you can see that their eyes are closed, but how
can one be sure that a snake is sleeping. This
is done by checking to make sure that the
reptile is not moving at all. If a snake is
completely motionless, then this is usually a
good indicator that the snake is sleep.
There is a caution to this, however. Just
because it is motionless does not mean you
should go up to it to get a closer look. These
animals can be quite still without being asleep
at times, and since their eyes are always open
you must be doing things that protect yourself.
Simply stay away from them and keep yourself
If you want to really see how a snake looks when
it is sleeping and make sure that you are safe
doing so, the best option is to check it out at
the zoo. Behind a glass window you are a lot
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