Now that it's officially the year of the snake, we thought it might be helpful to share some interesting facts about the serpent. Along with being phenomenal at slithering around, snakes come after dragons in the Chinese zodiac, replacing the symbol of good fortune and power with wisdom and mystery. Part of the 12-year cycle of animals that make up the zodiac, people born under the snake are thought to have good tempers and strong communication skills but may have jealous and suspicious tendencies. Click through for a collection of snake pictures paired with more information about our slithering friends.
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