[(The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth )] [Author: Margaret Parrish] [Aug-2013]

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So much snakes are strong swimmers. The yellow-lipped seakrait 10 spends its existence in tropical seas, coming to land basically whilst it's time to breed. 151 11 B lo od py L th on se d snake sn fly ing ake 12 G re e thirteen B a nd ed -no ong nt re e p y t h o n Ba 14 lka Burme s e py t h on n ra c e r warmth sensors in entrance of eyes to notice prey Smo oth snake a few snakes provide start to reside younger, yet so much 152 breed by means of laying eggs. girl blood pythons eleven from Southeast Asia coil round their eggs to maintain them hot. the mum remains along with her eggs for as much as 3 months, and doesn't consume until eventually her younger have hatched. the fairway tree python 12 from Australasia is a wonderful climber, however the Asian banded flying snake thirteen is even higher at relocating 15 if C al ia orn mount ain relations gsn ake approximately in timber. It jumps from tree to tree, gliding as much as a hundred m (330 toes) via stretching out its physique and knocking down its underside. The Burmese python 14 is likely one of the longest snakes on the earth, measuring as much as 7 m (23 toes) from head to tail. like every pythons and rattlesnakes, it has warmth sensors on its head, letting it “see” warm-blooded prey even if it really is thoroughly darkish. The brightly patterned California Sp ott G ra s s s na e d py t h 17 ke on M a sy sixteen G ia nt g al a os ke Reptiles ❯ Snakes Pointed snout tailored for burrowing n ho g na es P ine snake targeted yellow collar Ru thven’s ki forehead ng n tre esnake 18 Fa l s sna ke e w a t e r c o b ra ts rt er snake 19 d- na Re g re e n r t aile d a Ga vast black streak in the back of eyes SCALE ke Tail used as an anchor whereas mountaineering mountain kingsnake 15 seems venomous, yet its shades are a trick and it really is truly non-poisonous. different snakes use other kinds of self-defence. The pine snake sixteen from North the USA squirts out horrible-smelling fluid whilst threatened, whereas the ecu grass snake 17 turns the other way up with its tongue placing out and pretends to be useless. The South American fake water cobra 18 has a deadly chunk, and warns away enemies within the related means as a real cobra by means of widening its neck. In locations with chilly winters, snakes disguise away and hibernate. so much cover all alone, yet North American garter snakes 19 assemble jointly in 1000s in underground dens. they arrive to the skin in spring and squirm in tangled plenty as they struggle for the opportunity to mate. 153 AFRICAN BUSH VIPER  This small yet lethal snake hunts ordinarily at evening. even though it eats small animals, its venom may cause critical ailment or maybe demise in people. even if, this hasn’t stopped humans from preserving it as a puppy. This snake is typically known as the variable viper since it exists in quite a few shades, together with eco-friendly, yellow, pink, and orange, and since it could actually switch color because it matures. measurement ❯ men usual sixty five cm (26 in) in size; ladies typical seventy one cm (28 in) Habitat ❯ trees and shrubs in tropical forests and different densely vegetated parts. Distribution ❯ West and important Africa nutrition ❯ Small nocturnal mammals comparable to rodents and shrews, small birds, frogs, and reptiles.

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