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Baby snakes generally hatch from eggs with tough, leathery shells. A baby snake's egg tooth tears a hole directly through the shell, and falls off the first time the snake sheds its skin.

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Q: Why do snakes have an egg tooth?
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Do baby snakes have teeth?

Apart from having an "egg tooth" to get them out of their shell, they are also equipped with tiny fangs and venom.

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The egg tooth disappears after two weeks of life.

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