Snakes are some of the most misunderstood animals in the world. They’re often thought of as slimy, slithery, and scary, but they’re actually quite beautiful and fascinating creatures. The truth is that even though they may have a bad reputation, they’re actually pretty cool animals. Some people will welcome them in their houses as pet snakes, despite how controversial that can be. Snakes are a part of almost every ecosystem on Earth, from deserts to rainforests to grasslands. Despite this, it’s surprising how little people know about them.

I was 5 when I first met one, and I immediately thought that those deep eyes were super charming. Snakes might have fangs and be able to slither around quickly, but this doesn’t make them less cute. I know what you’re thinking. Snakes? Cute? How can anything with scales, no nose, and a forked tongue be cute? Well, that’s because you’ve probably never seen these pictures of snakes! Check these cuties out, and let us change your mind for good!

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A Snake In Disguise!

A Snake In Disguise!

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Linda HS
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4 months ago

This is adorbs!

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To get a better grasp of what (or, how awesome) snakes are, Bored Panda got in touch with Elvya Dulcimer, the mastermind behind Snakes With Hats, which is a Facebook and also Reddit page and online community that is exactly what it sounds like—a place that serves as a user-generated compendium of pictures of snakes wearing hats and showing off their adorable sides.

If this sounds all too familiar, or if some of the submissions give you a sense of dejavu, it’s quite likely that you have also taken a glance at the Snakes With Hats article we’ve published a bit over a year ago. But be sure to check that one out too for more context and, of course, cutesy nope rope goodness.

#2

Here Is One Truly Spectacular Snake I Got A Chance To See In Person!

Here Is One Truly Spectacular Snake I Got A Chance To See In Person!

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engineer_nope.avi
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4 months ago

Ok, this peaked my curiousity. What breed is this?

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#3

I Got To Play With This Baby Asian Vine Snake! Look At That Face!

I Got To Play With This Baby Asian Vine Snake! Look At That Face!

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tmw
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4 months ago

duck lips!!

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#4

The Arabian Sand Boa Never Fails To Amuse Me, As It Strongly Resembles A Small Child’s Best Effort At Drawing A Snake

The Arabian Sand Boa Never Fails To Amuse Me, As It Strongly Resembles A Small Child’s Best Effort At Drawing A Snake

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CurlyCucumber
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4 months ago

The Snekk

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In our previous article, we discussed how folks keep snakes as pets for a number of reasons: they have great personalities, they are,as you can see, adorable, some folks get them to get over their fears, and they are not too hard to take care of.

"The difficulty in keeping snakes depends on the species of snake. You have easy beginner snakes like corn snakes that adapt to a range of environments, but you can go as hard as you want when it comes to keeping them. Most snakes will need a minimum enclosure of their full, stretched out length x1,5 and appropriate heat and lighting," elaborated Elvya.

#5

I'm Dressed As The Stuffed Unicorn From "Despicable Me!"

I'm Dressed As The Stuffed Unicorn From "Despicable Me!"

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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4 months ago

Oddly adorable nope rope.

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#6

Curious Cute Snake Wanting A Boop

Curious Cute Snake Wanting A Boop

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kitty_cnady
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4 months ago

*boop*

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#7

Come On, Buddy, I Was Too Big For You To Eat Yesterday, And I'm Still Too Big Today

Come On, Buddy, I Was Too Big For You To Eat Yesterday, And I'm Still Too Big Today

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Shannon Matthews
Community Member
4 months ago

My albino checkered garter snake Flicky does this too. Never mind the fact that he's a glorified noodle, he really has no clue that he's so smol compared to people. He does look annoyed tho that his action elicits an "awwwww" instead of "please mr. snake, don't eat me."

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#8

Green Snake Hatchling

Green Snake Hatchling

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kitty_cnady
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4 months ago

EEEE

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And, as you might have understood already, snakes come in all shapes and sizes, and that goes double for what they are like in their character.

"Some snakes are usually very social and docile, like corn snakes or ball pythons. Others can be a bit more cheeky and like to play dead, such as hognoses. Yet other snakes can act a bit more defensive when it comes to handling them and won't shy away from biting."

"The key here, as with everything animal-related, is research. The internet is full of stories and testimonials from snake keepers who will elaborate on the behavior of your preferred snake species," explained Elvya.

#9

Happy Snek & Happy Human

Happy Snek & Happy Human

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The Neptunic Noodle (She/they)
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4 months ago

Awww they both look so excited!

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#10

Itty Bitty Snake With An Itty Bitty Top Hat. Like A Ssssssir! Quite!

Itty Bitty Snake With An Itty Bitty Top Hat. Like A Ssssssir! Quite!

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tmw
Community Member
4 months ago

putting on the ritzsssssss!

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#11

My Mother-In-Law Knitted My Wife's Snake A Christmas Sweater

My Mother-In-Law Knitted My Wife's Snake A Christmas Sweater

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
4 months ago

He looks very snazzy in his matching Santa hat.

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#12

Baby Smiles Are To Die For!

Baby Smiles Are To Die For!

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Bobbie Meyers
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4 months ago

Aaawww!!!

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#13

This Precious Danger Noodle Could Be An Instagram Model

This Precious Danger Noodle Could Be An Instagram Model

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The Neptunic Noodle (She/they)
Community Member
4 months ago

Paint me like one of your French snakes 💅✨

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Since Elvya is the proud owner of several reptile species, including Neo the Red Tegu, we asked how do snakes generally coexist with other reptiles. And she explained that the rule of thumb in the reptile community is to not co-house most animals, especially if they are of different species. Yes, there can be exceptions to the rule, but it's not recommended.

Besides them trying to eat each other alive, there's always the risk of reptiles contracting diseases and spreading it amongst each other, especially if their lovely little human companions don't wash their hands and go fondle them for a selfie.

#14

A Handsome Young Man Wearing His Homemade Hat

A Handsome Young Man Wearing His Homemade Hat

Our first Christmas together. He’s very understanding of my need to make him look cozy. His name is Mr. B, short for Mr. Bobinsky. He doesn’t love hats but he loves Christmas probably cause of the warmth and he loves that you all appreciate how handsome he is!

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The Neptunic Noodle (She/they)
Community Member
4 months ago

Very handsome indeed!

#15

Tiny Danger Noodles

Tiny Danger Noodles

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The Neptunic Noodle (She/they)
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4 months ago

Don't be fooled by their smollness... these sneks are writing death threats.

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#16

The Look I Get When I Say Tomorrow Is Feeding Day Not Today

The Look I Get When I Say Tomorrow Is Feeding Day Not Today

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tmw
Community Member
4 months ago

I is hungy now!

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#17

Today My Snake Turned 2

Today My Snake Turned 2

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kitty_cnady
Community Member
4 months ago

Happy Birthday !

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#18

Leliana Is Here To Spread Peace And Love

Leliana Is Here To Spread Peace And Love

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Linda HS
Community Member
4 months ago

Adorable

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#19

Do Very Small Festive Snakes Count?

Do Very Small Festive Snakes Count?

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Danielle Wigger
Community Member
4 months ago

YES.

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#20

I Sketched Out My Snake's Derpy Stare, Hope You Like It!

I Sketched Out My Snake's Derpy Stare, Hope You Like It!

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Linda HS
Community Member
4 months ago

Love it!

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Every article has to come to an end, but it’s not actually the end as you can jump to many other very nice locations from here (or keep scrolling—told you this ain’t the end).

You can check out our previous article on Snakes Without Hats, or you can go straight to the Snakes Without Hats page. But if you’ve had enough snakes (why would you though, they are hella cute), you can also check out our other cute articles about cute cats, cute dogs, cute beavers, cute hamsters, cute bugs, cute donkeys, and cute goats.

#21

I Made My Pet Snake Some Tiny Little Glasses

I Made My Pet Snake Some Tiny Little Glasses

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karla Meixnerová
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4 months ago

Harry Potter?

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#22

Who Is A Good Boy?

Who Is A Good Boy?

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The Neptunic Noodle (She/they)
Community Member
4 months ago

It's you! Yes, you're the good boy! Yes you are! *Incoherent sounds of babying*

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#23

Smol Northern Brown Snake

Smol Northern Brown Snake

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The Neptunic Noodle (She/they)
Community Member
4 months ago

THAT SNEK IS ILLEGALLY SMOLL

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#24

Here Is My Tiny Snake Son Enjoying My Dice Tower

Here Is My Tiny Snake Son Enjoying My Dice Tower

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kitty_cnady
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4 months ago

You shall not pass

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#25

Went To A Pet Store And Saw This Cutie With A Dirt Hat

Went To A Pet Store And Saw This Cutie With A Dirt Hat

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Charlotte D.
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4 months ago

this noodle is a keeper!

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#26

A Beautiful Albino Ball Python Has A Good Look Around The Outdoors On A Nice Summer Day

A Beautiful Albino Ball Python Has A Good Look Around The Outdoors On A Nice Summer Day

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oddly_informed_raven
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4 months ago

why is this picture so hilarious

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#27

Newest Noodle Is A Heckin Good Boy

Newest Noodle Is A Heckin Good Boy

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oddly_informed_raven
Community Member
4 months ago

such a handsome boi

#28

Pip Only Bleps At Cute People

Pip Only Bleps At Cute People

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Jeff‍
Community Member
4 months ago

*BLEP*

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#29

Say Hello To Doug Dimmadome Owner Of The Dimmsdale Dimmadome

Say Hello To Doug Dimmadome Owner Of The Dimmsdale Dimmadome

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chaotic_charlie (they/he)
Community Member
4 months ago

is he eating a dimmsdale dimmacone?

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#30

You Guys Like My New Choker? I Thought It Was Pretty Cute

You Guys Like My New Choker? I Thought It Was Pretty Cute

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Michael Parker
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4 months ago

My snek Toby would run laps around my neck like that. It is a wonderful neck massage.

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