This myth became known due to the written work of Conan Doyle "The Speckled Band". In fact, the attempt to let the snake drink milk can be fatal: they do not digest lactose at all.
For unknown reasons, many people believe that snakes sting a victim with their tongues. Actually, snake sinks its teeth into the skin, like all other animals. The tongues serves them completely for other purposes.
Most snakes are poisonous.
Only 400 snakes have fangs out of two and a half thousand species that are known. Only 9 of them are found in Europe. The most venomous snakes are present in South America - 72 species.
Snakes threaten by sticking out their tongue before throwing.
As already mentioned, a snake's tongue is not intended to attack. The fact that snakes don't have a nose, and all of them have the necessary receptors located on the tongue. Therefore, snakes have to stick their tongues in order to smell the victim and to determine its location.
Snakes always attack at the sight of people.
According to statistics, most snake bite humans for purposes of self-defense. If the snake hisses at the sight of you and makes a threatening movement, so it just wants to be left alone. Once you step back a little, the snake will immediately hidden from sight, hurrying to save its life.