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Snakes

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Liam Shaffery

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Nonvenomous snakes kill their prey by constricting it. Constrictors are usually much larger than venomous snakes. They are also very strong. The largest constrictors can grow to beover thirty feet long and weigh over five hundred fifty pounds!
Nonvenomous Snakes
Snakes are a type of reptile. Snakes live all over the world. Some snakes are venomous, but most are larger constrictors. All snakes are cold-blooded, and most snakes lay eggs; except for a few.
Snakes By: Liam Shaffery
Colubridae
Venomous snakes are snakes that use venom to kill prey. They have venom glands behind their heads, and have large hollow teeth called fangs.
Venomous Snakes
Venomous Snakes
Venomous snakes use venom to kill prey. They use large hollow teeth called fangs to inject venom into prey. They also have venom glands behind their eyes which makes their heads a triangular shape. Some snakes are more venomous than others. The most venomous snakes are among the most dangerous animals in the world.
Boomslang
Indigo Snake
Green Anaconda
Palm Viper
Viperidae
Colubridae are nonvenomous snakes. They include boas, pythons, king snakes, queen snakes, corn snakes, rat snakes, anacondas, garter snakes, water snakes, pine snakes, indigo snakes, racers, and more.
Viperidae are a family of venomous snakes. Their fangs fold up against the top of their mouth. They include rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, Gabon vipers, rhinoceros vipers, eyelash vipers etc. The Gabon viper has the longest fangs of any snake. Their fangs can grow three inches long!
Gabon Viper
Elapidae
Elapidae are the second family of venomous snakes. Unlike the vipers, their fangs are fixed and do not move. They include coral snakes, mambas, kraits, cobras etc.
Green Mamba
More Facts
Snake scales are not slimy. They are soft and dry.
Snakes smell with their tongue.
Some snakes have special heat sensing pits that allow the to hunt at night without trouble.
A snake's organs are stretched out so they will fit inside the ribs.
Queen Snake
Things To Understand
Snakes are usually misjudged because of how they look and how they are. A snake will not try to chase you, as some people protest. The only reason a snake will try to bite you is if you startle it or harass it. If you were to pass by a venomous snake and just left it alone, it would see you as a fellow creature and it would not bother you.
Grass Snake
Experiences
I have caught snakes all my life and only once have I seen someone giving one problems.
So it was a normal day at the pond by my house. Then, some workers hollered, "SNAKE!". I told them to just leave it alone. Then, I saw them grab a large stick. I knew what this meant. I rushed over as fast as I could, but when I reached the other side, it was too late. I snatched the seemingly lifeless creature from them and said, "it was just a water snake!" The workers protested, claiming it was a Water Moccasin. I suddenly felt a faint source begin to grab my wrist. I charged home. I figured the reptile's neck had been broken. I called every animal emergency place in Fort Mill, but nobody could help. The snake slowly died and I shattered into a million pieces.
Northern Water Snake
Pictures
King Snake
Common Garter Snake
Black Mamba
King Cobra
Reticulated Python
Pictures
THE END!!
Milk Snake
Coral Snake
Green Water Snake
Sunbeam Snake
Rhinoceros Viper
Water Moccasin
Gabon Viper
The Gabon Viper lives in Gabon, Africa.
It has the longest fangs of any snake.
It's unique pattern helps it blend into it'snatural habitat incredibly well.
Green Anaconda
The Green Anaconda lives in the Amazon, and in other parts of Central, and South America.
It is the heaviest snake in the world.
It is also a powerful swimmer.
Timber Rattlesnake
This snake lives in most parts of the United States.
Like all rattlesnakes, it has a rattle at the end of it's tail, that is used to warn predators of their presence.
Common Garter Snake
These small constrictors live in the eastern United States.
The burrow together in great numbers for the winter, then emerge in the spring.
Conclusion
In conclusion, snakes are awesome animals and could benefit from being better understood. When carefully guarded and treated with care and boundaries, there is no reason (in my opinion) to be afraid of snakes. They all should be respected as much as any other animal on this planet.
Benefits of Snakes
Snakes help keep balance in the environment.
They can get rid of crop destroying rodents.
They also make great pets.
King Cobra
This snake lives in southern Asia.
It is the longest venomous snake in the world, growing up to eighteen feet long.
It can kill an elephant with one bite.
It will also spread it's hood to look bigger when it is threatened.
Black Racer
This snake lives in the southeastern United States.
It does not actually constrict it's prey; instead it pins it to the ground, then swallows it whole, and alive.
It is completely blac, except for it's white chin.
Inland Taipan
This dangerous snake lives in Australia.
It's venom is very toxic, and can kill a human very quickly.
It is black on top, and has a yellow belly.
Copperhead
This viper lives in the southeastern United States.
It gets it's name from it's copper-colored head.
Young Copperheads use their green, worm-like tail to attract prey.
Burmese Python
The burmese python lives in Asia, and in the Everglades (Florida).
It is a large constrictor capable of taking down alligators.
Yellow Bellied Sea Snake
This snake lives in the Atlantic Ocean.
It spends all of it's life in the water, by coming up to breath air.
Even sharks know to stay away from these incredibly venomous snakes.
Scarlet Kingsnake
This snake lives in mountainous areas in the southern United States.
It looks similar to the Coral Snake.
Coral Snake
This snake lives in the southeastern United States.
You can remember, red touches yellow its a dangerous fellow, red touches black, its ok Jack.
Cites Page
http://animals.about.com/od/Snakes/p/snakes.htm
http://www.arkive.org/snakes/
http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/snakes.html
Snakes, Defenders of Wildlife
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