No, you don't need to worry about reptiles with a taste for rubber. In the cycling world, "snake bite" refers to a common type of puncture that can flatten your tires.

When a tire is not inflated enough, the tube can get pinched against the rim if you hit a pothole or debris. The twin slices caused by this pinch are called a snake bite.

Fortunately, these bites are easy to prevent. Simply by keeping your tires well inflated, you'll ride more smoothly -- and with less chance of puncture.