Thursday, October 1, 2009


Snakes are legless reptiles and long bodied. Snakes have scales like a lizard, and are equally classified into scaly reptiles (Squamata). The difference is generally legged lizards, have ears, and eyelids that can open the lid. However, for cases legless lizard (eg Ophisaurus spp.) This difference becomes blurred and can not hold onto.

Habitat and Food.
Snake is one of the most successful reptiles flourished in the world. In the mountains, forests, deserts, plains, farms, neighborhoods, down to the sea, can be found in snakes. Only, as is a cold-blooded animals, snakes increasingly rare in places where cold, like the peaks, in Irlanda and New Zealand and regional areas or polar snow.

Snakes prey on a variety of smaller animals from the body. Aquatic snakes prey on fish, frogs, tadpoles, and even fish eggs. Snakes and tree snakes prey on terrestrial birds, mammals, frogs, the types of other reptiles, including the eggs. Large snakes such as pythons can grow preys goats, deer, deer and even humans.

Habits and Reproduction.
Snakes eat prey round; means, without the chewed into pieces smaller. Teeth in the mouth of the snake does not have a function to chew, but simply to hold their prey in order not easily separated. In order to smoothly swallowed, the snake usually choose to swallow the prey with its head first.
Most species breed snakes lay eggs. The number of eggs could be a few grains only, up to tens and hundreds of eggs. Snakes lay their eggs in the holes of the ground, caves, holes rotted wood, or beneath piles of dried leaves. Several types of snakes known to watch over the eggs until they hatch; even pythons 'hatching' eggs.
Some snakes, like snakes spotted sacking, snake shoots and dead sea snakes 'birth' children. Actually, do not give birth like mammals, but the eggs develop and hatch inside the parent body (ovovivipar), then exit as a small snake.

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