Mongooses are small, meat-eating mammal found in
Africa and Asia. They love to eat rats and snakes,
even some of the most poisonous snakes in the
world. Shown here is the lesser Indian mongoose
Pythons are large snakes that live in Asia, Africa,
and Australia. They kill their prey by wrapping
themselves around it and squeezing it to death.
Pythons can reach up to 19 feet (6 meters).
The golden eagle lives in northern North
America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
This bird takes its name from the gold
color found on the back of its head and
The gerbil is a small, burrowing rodent
found in the dry, sandy areas and
grasslands of western Asia and Africa.
The Mongolian gerbil, shown here, is a
popular pet in the United States..
Snakes are reptiles that don’t have any legs.
Some snakes are poisonous and some are not.
This rattlesnake is one of the poisonous ones, and
its rattling sound means, “Watch out!”
The vole relies on cryptic coloration, or
camouflage, as protection from predation. Since
the vole forages on the forest floor, its brownish
body color closely matches the color of dead
leaves and twigs. The vole also uses its keen
senses to detect the approach of predators.
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