Saturday, October 15, 2011

Interesting Snake facts for Children

Here is some interesting and fun facts about snakes useful for children.  You can learn about snake skin, snake charming, snake anatomy etc.  Children should read this article and enjoy the variety of information about snakes.
  • Snakes are carnivores.  that means they eat meat.
  • Do you know that snakes can not bite the food, they just swallow the food
  • The jaws of snakes are flexible enough to eat their enemy which is bigger than snake's head.
  • The snakes do not have eyelids
  • You can see snakes everywhere except Antarctica.
  • Snakes do not have external ears but have internal ears
  • The snakes used in snake charming performances respond to the movement and not the sound.
  • It is assumed that there are more than 3000 different species of snakes
  • The skin of snake is smooth and dry.  The snakes shed their skin several times in a year in a process that lasts for few days.
  • Some species of snakes use venom (Poison) to kill their prey.
  • Some sea snakes breath through their skin.
  • Anacondas are large non-venomous snakes found South America which can grow to a length of 16 feet.
  • The Python Reticulates can grow upto a length of 28 feet.

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