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  • Log At The Snake
    687 words
    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...
  • Largest Living Reptiles
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    REPTILES: Reptile is a common name applied to the members of the Vertebrate class. This class includes snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles, and tuatara and other extinct species. Among all of the existing reptiles there are 2,500 species of snakes; 2,500 species of lizards; about 250 species of turtles; 22 species of crocodilians, and two species of tuataras. They are distributed throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the world. Since reptiles are cold blooded they can not live in per...
  • Venomous Snake
    729 words
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...

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