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Can You Slither Your Way To A Perfect Score On This Snake Quiz?




A northern water snake. (Photo by Chad Merda)

It's Snake Week, so what better time to see how much you know about these slithering serpents. 

Do you know how snakes taste? Which country is home to the most snakes? What a fear of snakes is called? Test your knowledge on this 15-question quiz.

Note: If on a mobile device, click here to take the quiz.

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