Number 14. Albino Nelson Snake Also known as the Nelson’s milksnake, this strange-looking serpent stands out from the average brown variety. With nearly pure white scales broken up by bold red rings, the albino Nelson is a stunning creature.
Number 13. Tiger Keelback This weird snake is found in East and Southeast Asia. It’s also called the “yamakagashi” in Japan and the “floral snake” in Korea. Tiger keelbacks are deep olive in hue with bright orange and black stripes or spots – similar to the pattern of a tiger that travel down around a third of their bodies.
Number 12. Queen Snake Queen snakes aren’t the strangest looking reptiles with an overall dark brown, gray, or olive color and yellowish stripes that vertically run down their bodies from head to tail.
Number 11. Common Vine Snake Although its name implies that it’s ordinary, the common vine snake looks anything but. Also called the long-nosed whip snake, this bright green serpent is very slender with a narrow, pointed face and squinty eyes that seem to say, “what are you up to?”
Number 10. Burrowing Asp These sleek snakes are only native to the Middle East and Africa. Other common names for these serpents are mole vipers, stiletto snakes, burrowing vipers, and side-stabbing snakes.
Number 9. Eastern Hognose Snake It may not be the prettiest of serpents, but the eastern hognose is certainly an odd-looking snake. Also known as the spreading adder, eastern hog-nosed snake, or deaf adder, this blunt-faced reptile is only found in North America.
Number 8. Spiny Bush Viper Now, this sharp-looking snake is one that’s sure to grab your attention. It’s endemic to Central Africa and is also called the rough-scaled bush viper and hairy bush viper. These slithering bad boys grow up to 29 inches long.
Number 7. Flying Snake Just by hearing the name of this snake, you can guess what makes it so unique. It’s not often that you see a snake soaring through the air – unless it’s on a plane. Get it? These reptiles are also called gliding snakes, and they live in Southeast Asia, southern China, Sri Lanka, and India.
Number 6. Sea Snake They’re on the ground, in the air, and in the sea! No matter where you are, there’s no escaping all of the world’s weird squirming reptiles. This subfamily of serpents is found throughout the warm waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, usually near the coast.
Number 5. Horned Viper They range from yellowish, pinkish, or pale brown or grey, generally matching the substrate of their environment. Since they live in North African deserts and the Middle East, horned vipers look fairly rough and sandy.
Number 4. Elephant Trunk Snake If this list was about the world’s prettiest snakes, then the elephant trunk wouldn’t make the list. They look very similar to the animal’s snout they’re named after. Their heads are wide and flat, and their nostrils are located on top of their snouts.
Number 3. Tentacled Snake These peculiar creatures are native to Southeast Asia and are easily characterized by the so-called “tentacles” that don the front of their heads. They reach 35 inches in length and vary slightly in color and pattern including blotched, striped, tan, brown, and grey.
Number 2. Brahminy Blind Snake If you look at this snake and think “earthworm,” you’re not the first one. The brahminy blind snake reaches a maximum length of just 4 inches, making it the world’s smallest known species of snake. They live their lives burrowing underground, making them even more wormlike.
Number 1. Malagasy Leaf-Nosed Snake Perhaps the weirdest looking snake of all is the Malagasy – or Madagascar – leaf-nosed snake. It only lives in Madagascar and grows to about 3 feet long. The males of the species have long, tapered snouts, while the females’ snouts are flattened and leaf-like.