Snakeless in Alaska

Alaska certainly has its many quirks and perks, but one thing that Alaska doesn't have is snakes. This may be a relief to those of you who aren't in love with the wriggly little reptiles. In the United States, Alaska and Hawaii are the only 2 states that do not have native snakes.

Reptiles, such as snakes, are ectothermic or better known as cold-blooded animals. They rely on the outside environment to regulate their temperature, as they don't produce their own body heat. With Alaska's extreme temperatures in the winter they would not be able to survive in the cold. 

There are also no lizards or freshwater turtles in Alaska for the same reason that there are no snakes. However, if you are one of those people who can't live without reptiles in your life don't despair! The list of reptiles legal to own as pets in Alaska include: alligators, crocodiles, turtles, and any non-venomous lizards and snakes. 

So you can enjoy your pet snakes, just be sure to keep them safe and warm inside!