Just when you think that you have the world all figured out, you find out something you didn't know.  Did you think that only non-venomous snakes in Texas can climb trees?

Texas is home to many different kinds of venomous snakes, each with their own set of skills. Rattlesnakes can be deadly on the ground. Adding this new skill just upped their game.

Snakes might climb trees for prey or to keep from being prey. Almost any species could obtain an arboreal adaption to make the most of a bad situation.

Venomous Serpents of Texas Take To The Trees

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has a lot of information about snakes across Texas. There are 10 types of rattlesnakes in Texas, and while they are usually found on the ground, some have evolved the ability to climb trees.

If you have ever seen a snake go straight up the glass at the zoo, you know that they can get around many different types of vertical landscapes. It seems the most notorious snake in Texas, the Western diamondback rattlesnake, can climb trees, and this video proves it.

Watching a 6-foot-long rattlesnake dancing its way up into a tree is a chilling sight. They might hunt for eggs or baby birds to swallow in one big gulp during their skyward travels.

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