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bebelyna Bio 100 Snakes

Snakes have always been fascinating, mysterious, and even something that people are afraid of. The early ones are believed to be related to aquatic reptiles but through evolution they have changed to what we see today. They come in all sizes and colors and they can be found in variety of environments. There are over 3,000 know snake species to learn about. Not all of them are venomous of them only about 375 of the offer venom. All species of them are reptiles; they offer a body that is very flexible. They do not have limbs but that is not an obstacle for them from being able to climb or to slither along on their bellies, some of them are only a few inches long and others are more than twenty five feet in length. They are able to live in trees, on land, and underground. They prefer to be in climates that are humid and that offer a warm temperature. They are cold blooded so the cooler temperatures are very hard for them to handle. They are able to move about with variety locomotion movements. This includes the striking pose and the side to side movements that most people are very familiar with regard to a snake. They may be out there looking for food and aggressively pursuing. Others are going to ambush and wait for long periods of time until food comes along. To help ensure it will they may put some form of bait to try there to get it interested. Then they will use that opportunity to get to the prey. They may crush it with the body or they may inject venom. The teeth of a snake are facing backwards. This allows them…...

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