‘Adorable’ isn’t a word that you’d think could possibly be used to describe a snake. In fact, words usually used when talking about snakes are the complete opposite of ‘adorable.’ We just can’t seem to be able to look past the slick skin and fangs dripping with venom, so we always associate them with evil, cunning, slyness, and malevolence. But there is true beauty in snakes. And yes, they can be quite adorable.
Bored Panda has compiled a list of photos that will show you just how cute snakes can be! From little baby snakes to fully grown serpents wearing silly hats, this gallery is bound to change your opinion of the reptile.
Just keep in mind that the people who have taken these photos are trained professionals. Under no circumstances should you try to handle snakes on your own; no matter how cute they are, they are still extremely dangerous.
1. The unicorn horn aside, how weird is it to see a snake with ears?
2. The happiest little snake in the world!
3. That is Viper from Kung Fu Panda!
4. Wearing an appropriate headband for a vacation on Hawaii!
5. Always ready for Halloween with a Jack-o’-lantern on its back!
6. Oh, hi there!
7. Just because you’re a snake, it doesn’t mean you can’t be a gentleman.
8. If I fits, I sits.
9. Ah, nice warm computer! Feels so gooood!
10. So small and pretty!
12. Beware the danger noodle!
13. Aargh, stop it! That tickles!
14. Why you look so scared, little noodle?
15. Cool hat!
16. Don’t stick your tongue at me, you sweet little thing!
17. So bright! I can’t see! I’m blind!
18. Ooh, nice finger, yesss, bring it closer!
19. I brought you a present hooman!
20. A proud father and his two children.
21. Like a ssssir.
Source: Shannon Hammer
22. Ah, that feels so gooood!
Source: Nikhil kanojia
23. Leaf hat protects snek from sunlight.
24. So scary!
25. What a lovely pair!
26. I live in the sleeve!
27. Yeah? Whatchu lookin’ at?
Source: Matthieu Berroneau
28. A shiny smiley snek.
30. Very artsy snake poses with flower.
Source: Andri Priyadi
And if you would like to see more unexpectedly adorable animals, take a look at these calves!