Asked in Snakes
Why does your snake look like it has no bone in the back?
The fairly thick layer of skin and muscle hides the bones. Additionally, the ligaments connecting the bones are very flexible, allowing the bones to move easily with the body, so they don't show. However, if you were to hold a snake in your bare hands and press lightly onits back and sides you would feel its bones. ...
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Snakes
Which has more bones - a human or a snake?
A snake has more bones. The human skeleton has approximately 200 bones. A snake has at least 200 vertebrae and sometimes more than 400 depending on the species (ccompared with 26 in a human spin) and a similar number of pairs of ribs, giving the snake approximately 600 to 1200 bones in all. ...