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Photos: There's a snake for every colour of the rainbow

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 1:45 pm - Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo/violet: There's a snake for that.

June 16 is world snake day, so we're celebrating with a reptile rainbow.

When you think of a snake, chances are, you're picturing one that's green or brown -- but it turns out they're much more diverse than that.

In fact, there's a snake for every colour of the rainbow.

Snakies

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RED: THE RED BLACK MILK SNAKE

GETTY IMAGES -Red-black Milk snake Courtesy: Getty Images

  • Native to: (Southeastern) Canada, (continental) United States, Central America, (western) Ecuador, and (northern) Venezuela.
  • Venomous? No.
  • Status: Threatened in some areas, endangered in others.
  • ORANGE: CORN SNAKE

GETTY IMAGES - corn snake Courtesy: Getty Images

  • Native to: Southeastern and central United States.
  • Venomous? No.
  • Status: This species is not threatened, according to the IUCN red list of threatened species.

YELLOW: BUSH VIPER

GETTY IMAGES - Venomous bush viper Courtesy: Getty Images

  • Native to: Subsaharan Africa.
  • Venomous? Yes.
  • Status: Some species of bush viper are threatened by habitat destruction.

GREEN TREE PYTHON

GETTY IMAGES - green tree python Courtesy: Getty Images

  • Native to: New Guinea, Indonesia, and Australia's Cape York Peninsula.
  • Venomous? No.
  • Status: This species is not threatened, according to the IUCN red list of threatened species.

BLUE: LIPPED ISLAND PIT VIPER

GETTY IMAGES - lipped island pit viper Courtesy: Getty Images

  • Native to: Asia.
  • Venomous? Yes.
  • Status: This species is not threatened, according to the IUCN red list of threatened species -- although blue varieties of this snake are rare.

INDIGO/VIOLET: EASTERN INDIGO SNAKE

GETTY IMAGES - eastern indigo snake Courtesy: Getty Images

  • Native to: Eastern United States.
  • Venomous? No.
  • Status: Threatened.

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