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  • Boa Constrictor
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    Boa is the common name for about 6 genera and 50 species of SNAKES that constitute the family Boi dae. Closely related to PYTHONS, the family includes the largest of all snakes, the water-dwelling ANACONDA of South America. Among other boas are the smaller sand boas, Ery x, and the wood snakes, Tropidolphus and related genera. The typical boa genera are ground or tree dwellers of tropical America -- as are the wood snakes -- and the island of Madagascar, whereas the sand boas are semidesert burr...
  • Log At The Snake
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    Snake When the snake first came to the water-trough, the narrator was excited and glad 'he had come like a guest in quiet, to drink at my water trough. ' He 'felt so honoured' at this visit whilst at the same time, the voices of his 'accursed human education' advised him to kill it, for it was a gold snake and therefore venomous. Those voices said to him, 'If you were not afraid you would kill him. ' The narrator 'picked up a clumsy log And threw it' at the snake when the snake was leaving. Like...
  • Delia's Relationship With Syke
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    'Sweat' by Zora Neale Hurston is filled with symbolism ranging from images that are easily captured to things that require a little bit more insight. Religion has apparently played a major role in Hurston's life, readily seen in 'Sweat' with the references to a snake and Gethsemane. Symbolism plays a big part of this story and after analyzing these, they give the story a deeper meaning and can enlighten the reader as to the full meaning of 'Sweat'. The most apparent symbol in the story is the ti...
  • Venomous Snake
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    It all started about five years ago when my brother had gotten me a job at the zoo. My whole life I had never really been interested in snakes, I had always thought that they were useless and served no interest to me what so ever. My entire life I had always had a love for animals and wanted to go to vet nary school so I could always be around animals, so Harold had given me a chance to become a zoo keeper. I worked at the Scotch Plains Zoo for three and a half years before it was closed down do...
  • Poem Lawrence
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    Michael Giese English IV-4 Mr. RussowSNAKE David Herbert Richards Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England on September 11, 1885. His poem Snake was written while he was living in Taormina, Sicily in 1920. The poem is actually derived from an experience there (Grolier's). In all, Lawrence published 11 novels in his lifetime, 5 volumes of plays, 9 volumes of essays, and several short story collections. Of these, Snake was one of his most famous poems. The poem can also be related t...
  • Snakes And Lizards
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    SquamataMy Research Paper is on Squamata. Squamata means scaly reptiles. Squamata is the order that lizards and snakes fall under. The Squamata are the most successful order of Cenozoic reptiles. Cenozoic is one of the Dinosaur era's. The era goes like this: Precambrian, then Paleozoic, then Triassic, after is Jurassic, then Cretaceous, then finally Cenozoic. In the Cenozoic there was an estimate of over six thousand species. There were more Squamata than Mammals then. Reptiles in the order of S...
  • Laziness Of The Snakes Throughout The Poem
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    The poem, "Snake charmer", is a poem that conveys an underlying theme of power and control, as represented by the snake charmer, through the nature of the snakes and their relationship with the snake charmer. There is no consistent rhyme scheme to the poem, and almost all the stanzas in the poem have run-on lines to the following stanza. The effect these create is a general atmosphere of inconsistency and disorder. The run-on lines also place an emphasis upon the last word of the stanza and the ...
  • Prey The Snake
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    , 2 With its long slender body the snake is probably the funniest shaped creature you will ever encounter. There are many benefits regarding this wonderful reptile that make it a high asset to the world. It has been said that people are always afraid of what is different, afraid of what they do not know. Many of the rumored questions can be easily dispelled. From questions like what is a Thamnophis, to where the extracting organs are located. First, let us dispel any of the rumors that are aroun...
  • Snake
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    Cadmus was sent out by his father, king of Sidon, to find his sister, Europa. Their father was so distraught over his daughter's kidnapping that he threatened Cadmus with exile if he didn't find her. Cadmus, knowing that he could never trace where Jove had taken the girl, went to the oracle of Apollo and asked where he should make his new home. The god told him that he would meet a cow that had never borne the weight of a yoke or plough, and if Cadmus followed that cow to where she laid down, th...
  • Young Snakes Of Their Own Species
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    Have you ever wondered exactly what a snake is Snakes are elongated, limbless reptiles that have often appeared in art and mythology. Scientists have currently discovered an estimated 2,500-3,000 living species of snakes living throughout the world except in the arctic regions. There is one exception to the old world viper, which has been found as far north as Scandinavia (60 North Latitude). The size variation of snakes ranges from slender blind snakes (family Leptotyphlopidae) which reaches a ...
  • Dr Greene Discussion Of The Eating Process
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    March 5, 1999 Harry Greene, Frogs and Snakes: The Texture of Diversity The lecture that was given by Dr. Greene proved to be well worth attending. He focused on snakes and frogs primarily and his in-depth knowledge of biology in the field proved to be very helpful in explaining the evolution, reproduction, and behavior patterns in these creatures. Also, throughout his lecture he touched on important concepts concerning biodiversity, humans, and extinction. He mentioned a quote that seemed to enc...
  • Crotalus Horridus Snake Family
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    Crotalus horridus The Timber Rattlesnake By Arthur Ebbing er Professor: Mr. Marquess Biology: 1010 Date: 11 August 1999 The following is a brief description, as well as know characteristics commonly associated with the Crotalus horridus snake family. The Crotalus horridus is commonly referred to as the timber rattlesnake, or in more indigenous terms, the canebrake or banded rattlesnake. Its genus name is a translation from the Greek word krotalon, which means rattle. The species is a Latin word ...
  • An Unexpected Birthday Present
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    Have you ever been to the zoo or museum? I think the answer is yes. When I was a child, I liked to go there so much. I loved animals, which I considered as my friends. However, when I got a surprise on my birthday, I tended to change my attitude to animals. It was back to my secondary school. In my memory, it was a beautiful day with bright sunshine. I could feel smoothness in the wind, hear chirrup on the tree branches and smell the sweetness from each plant. What a nice day! I was feeling espe...
  • Snake Down The Mountain
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    In the article 'Words to Grow On", Iron Eyes Cody tells a passionate story, by using symbolism, to tell everyone how bad things can happen to you when you use drugs. The story is about how a dangerous rattlesnake with beautiful markings persuades a young Indian youth to take him down the steep mountain. The snakes says that he will die in the snow because it's too cold for him to survive on his own. At first the young lad doesn't believe him and says he has been forewarned about such things and ...
  • Bite From A Sea Snake
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    Kolb Page 1 Snakes are a very dominant species in our world. They are silent assassins that can kill even a creature as great as a human. They can be less than twelve inches long or over twenty-five feet long. They eat a wide variety of foods, although none are herbivorous. Snakes are classified into families and then into various species. There are two thousand, one hundred, twenty-five different species of snakes. Most are not harmful to humans in any way. The timber rattlesnake can vary in co...
  • Type Of Venom And Poison
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    Among natures many wonders and mysteries, poisons and venoms are among the most complex. Venoms are widespread among the animal and plant kingdoms, ranging from small insects to marine invertebrates to common houseplants. Each type of venom and poison possesses a unique composition and the effects of these toxins vary greatly. Poisons and venoms are similar in that they are naturally-occurring and all have specific characteristics and effects. Venoms are classified by how they affect body system...
  • Python And Other Snake Skins
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    Throughout history, humans have regarded snakes with both fascination and horror. In man y cultures, Snakes with have been symbols of evil, from the Biblical serpent in the Garden of Eden to the snake demons of Indian mythology. To the ancient Egyptians the emblem of judgment and death was a snake. However, The Indian Python is a highly arboreal snake, once fairly common throughout the jungles of India, Sri Lanka, and East Indies. Snakes are reptiles, the group of animals that also includes croc...

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