The fangs of the python which pulled out can come again with the same length.
The fangs of the python which pulled out can come again with the same length. In snakes, fangs are long, needle-like pointed, maxillary teeth located on the maxillary bone of the upper jaw and are connected to the venom gland. Fangs are modified to eject venom into the tissue of the prey. Fangs are positioned in the mouth in three different ways (i) present at the back of the mouth, (ii) present at the front of the mouth, and (iii) present at the front of the mouth but can fold backward.
Not only the skin but snakes also shed their teeth throughout their life. As snakes mostly depend on their fangs for biting, capturing prey, and injecting venom, they shed their fangs within a few weeks to keep their fangs sharp and in the best quality to use when needed for hunting prey.
As fangs have to be fitted in the mouth cavity properly when the new fangs come out, they are again with the same length. In Puff adders (Bitis arietans) snake, there may be 6 replacement fangs present in the mouth at a given time in different stages of development and are attached to the gum tissue near the active fangs.