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Countries with NO Snakes

Guess the countries of the world that have no native, terrestrial snake species.
Last updated: December 12, 2017
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Country
Cape Verde
Iceland
Ireland
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Country
Nauru
New Zealand
Tuvalu
Vatican City
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level 75
Jan 27, 2017
Damn snakes are everywhere!!!
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level 65
Jan 27, 2017
Yup, even on planes!
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level 48
Apr 24, 2018
Hahahahaahha! I get it!!
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level 33
Apr 25, 2018
Jock, you know I hate snakes!
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level 75
Apr 24, 2018
Why'd it have to be snakes?
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level 80
Dec 12, 2017
There are some who would believe that the last country on the list is filled with snakes
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level 75
Dec 12, 2017
I'd argue Vatican City. There may not be any snakes there right at this moment but at any given time one could make its way there from Italy. Unless I'm mistaken, Vatican City shares infrastructure with Rome. A snake could make it there as easy as a tourist walking from the Pantheon to St. Peter's Square. Hell, the Tiber is within throwing distance.
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level 66
Dec 12, 2017
In 1756, Pope Innocent IV officialy declared that "there are no snakes", so that's that.
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level 45
Dec 12, 2017
He called in St Patrick, patron saint of ophiophobics.
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level 60
Apr 24, 2018
Remember when the Catholic church declared that beavers were fish so they could be eaten on Fridays? I'm not sure I trust the Pope when it comes to biology. ;)
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level 58
Apr 24, 2018
As the snake, to Christians, represented pagan beliefs maybe he was speaking metaphorically? St Patrick is credited with having been mainly responsible for introducing Christianity to Ireland and so was also credited with having banished the "snakes".
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level 66
Dec 12, 2017
For me this quiz needs masses more time. I only know one country that has no snakes (I live in it) the rest is a process of elimination. 90 seconds doesn't leave much time for the dozens of potential answers
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level 79
Dec 12, 2017
I missed 2 of the countries. And I knew one right as I ran out of time. I don't think it needs any more time, there's enough quizzes where you can type in half the world and get them answers. If you are clever about it there isn't that many countries you need to guess.
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level 75
Dec 12, 2017
Yeah, basically islands and the tricky one.
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level 66
Dec 13, 2017
You must b able to type a lot faster than me, I was less than half way through the islands when I ran out of time.
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level 27
Apr 24, 2018
There's a subreddit on Reddit that this comment would be perfect for.
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level 69
Dec 15, 2017
I think the percentages support the argument that it needs more time, too.
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level 51
Apr 24, 2018
Quizzes aren't designed for everyone to get 100%.
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level 57
Jul 2, 2018
@MisterDuhn The girls must be impressed with how quick you are. I thought quizzes were to see how much knowledge you hold and to learn. Nobody's keeping track here for a competitive hiring process involving how rapidly someone can rattle off cocoa producing nations or to name the archdukes of the First World War.
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level 32
Apr 24, 2018
I think one more minute would work. There should be some time to think about it but not enough to just type half the countries in the world. Like when it endedI just thought of the pacific islands countries but didn't have the chance to try them.
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level 67
Dec 12, 2017
Tough quiz. The island nations would've been complete guesses for me aside from Nauru, which I guessed because it's so small.
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level 56
Dec 12, 2017
Should've known they were all islands nations (excluding VC of course).
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level 67
Dec 13, 2017
Is there any pattern to which islands have snakes? Or is it pure chance, such as a sea snake being blown by storms and ending up in Maldives?
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level 55
Dec 13, 2017
It says, "native snake species." If, at one point all snakes were removed from Vatican City, then no snakes there would be native. They are all migratory from Italy.
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level 76
Dec 13, 2017
Yeah, I've always been worried about all those dangerous native Liechtenstein snakes!
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level 14
Dec 13, 2017
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but since NZ is right next to Australia, you'd think there would be some variety of native snake
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level 65
Dec 13, 2017
NZ is hardly next to Australia. It's +2000 km (~1350 mi) from Australia to NZ. I don't see many snakes swimming the distance just for the hell of it. It would be more possible (but as unlikely) for the snakes to swim to Ireland from the UK.
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level 52
Dec 14, 2017
only time NZ get snakes is when they hitch a ride on a plane or boat. makes the news every time :)
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level 60
Apr 24, 2018
Think about this: if New Zealand had snakes, than it wouldn't be the homeland of all its weird wingless birds! They literally forgot how to fly because there were no predators to treat them!!! :D
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level 58
Apr 24, 2018
Australia has the most poisonous animals, and New Zealand has none! I love camping here!
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level 65
Apr 24, 2018
I would love to go camping there some time, but it's a loong, loong way to go for a camping trip (to the other side of the earth to be exact).
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level 74
Apr 24, 2018
Do you have mosquitoes or buffalo gnats/black flies?
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level 59
Apr 24, 2018
we do have mosquitoes. I don't know what buffalo gnats are, but as well as mosquitoes we have a much more common biting insect called sandflies.
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level 22
Apr 24, 2018
i don't know about you guys but i'm about to drop off a few snakes to these places
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level 44
Apr 25, 2018
No snakes in Ireland or New Zealand? A bit surprising!
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level 57
Apr 25, 2018
To all these countries I would like to offer some of our lovely Australian snakes. We have plenty to share.
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level 41
Apr 25, 2018
Thank you St Patrick for clearing my little island of all those buggers
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level 31
Apr 25, 2018
Why NO In Capitals? AFRICA NO SNAKES?
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level 47
Apr 25, 2018
I guess I won't be traveling to Cape Verde any time soon.
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level 22
Apr 27, 2018
just to let you know that northern Ireland has no snakes and is a country on its own it might be part of Ireland but it is still a country without snakes.
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level 45
Apr 27, 2018
brb movin'
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level 57
Jul 2, 2018
No snakes in Vatican toilets? Oh wait, that's supposed to be alligators.