Claim: Photograph shows a deadly snow snake.
Example: [Collected via Facebook, February 2014]
This is the deadly snow snake. It has bitten
Origins: There is no such thing as a “snow snake,” at least not as described above, a form of white serpent that
“comes out in the cold weather” and bites victims, causing their “blood to freeze.” Snakes, like other reptiles, are cold-blooded creatures that depend upon external warming to regulate their body temperatures and cannot survive outdoors in snowy
Some species of snake can exhibit a white coloration due to the genetic mutation of albinism, but the photograph displayed above appears to be a white-colored
Besides, those who indulge in winter sports use the term “snow snake” to identify the mythical creature to be blamed for their downhill wipeouts.
Last updated: 20 November 2014