Animals with bones are know as vertebrates. Therefore, snakes are vertebrates. A snake’s backbone is made up of many vertebrae attached to ribs. Humans have approximately 33 vertebrae and 24 ribs. Snakes have between 200-400 vertebrae with as many ribs attached. All those bones and the strong muscles protect the internal organs. The throat of the snake takes up the front one-third of the body. It leads to a really long stomach. A human has 206 bones in the entire body, whereas 95% of snake species have more than 400 bones within their body.
All other organs like the stomach, lungs, liver and kidneys are elongated in shape. Snakes are fast, and their movements are so fluid. Their bones look like a big spinal cord, and they have to work together to initiate a movement. Unfortunately for the snake if they break the bones, they can die because they won’t be able to slither