Snakes • This first reptile is called a snake. Snakes are limbless and flexible creatures. Snakes are found in a huge range of colors. Snakes eat termites, birds, frogs, and even other reptiles. Snakes are also found inPhotographer: Melinda KolkCaption: Green Python many places includingLocation: San Diego, CalforniaDate Taken: November 2008 water forests, deserts andCitation: Kolk, Melinda. python_green.jpg. November 2008.Pics4Learning. 1 Apr 2013 <http://pics.tech4learning.com> prairies.
Snakes • There about 2,700 of snakes. Out of these there are 375 snakes that are venomous. Snakes hibernate during the winter. They must shed their skin three toPhotographer: Margaret Scaglione six times per year.Caption: Mangrove SnakeLocation: Ding Darling NWR, Florida Snakes mostly huntDate Taken: March, 2009Citation: Scaglione, Margaret. mangrovesnake1.jpg. March, 2009.Pics4Learning. 1 Apr 2013 <http://pics.tech4learning.com> their preys at night.
Lizards • This reptile is called a Lizard. These reptiles are cold- blooded. You can find them on fence posts, rocks, logs, walls and many more places. They have dry, scaly skinPhotographer: Linda OaksCaption: Lizard and clawed feet. LizardLocation: San DiegoDate Taken: 2011 tails are fragile andCitation: Oaks, Linda. lizard1234567.jpg. 2011. Pics4Learning. 1 Apr2013 <http://pics.tech4learning.com> easily break off.
Lizards • Most Lizards eat insects. Some are vegetarians and a few will eat small mammals and eggs. Many Lizards can defend themselves by bitting. There are two species that are venomous. But there is only one lizard that is the KomodoPhotographer: Manyee DesandiesCaption: Yellow-headed lizard dragon.Location: Costa RicaDate Taken: July 2004 • (watch out!)Citation: Desandies, Manyee. yellowheaded2.jpg. July 2004.Pics4Learning. 1 Apr 2013 <http://pics.tech4learning.com>
Turtles • This third reptile is a turtle. There are about 300 species of turtles. Turtles have a hard shell that protects them like a shield. They can hide their heads inside their shells when attacked byPhotographer: Jotham Oliver predators. TheseCaption: Baby Snapping TirtleLocation: Fryeburg, Maine reptiles are slowDate Taken: August 2010Citation: Oliver, Jotham. babysnapper.jpg. August 2010. Pics4Learning. movers.1 Apr 2013 <http://pics.tech4learning.com>
Turtles • Turtles can live up to 200 years. Their color is always between yellow, greenish, and black depending on the species. A common turtle is the sea turtle. They are known as Earth’s mostPhotographer: Mary RizzoCaption: Green Sea Turtle ancient creatures. ButLocation: Ripleys Aquarium, Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaDate Taken: May 2009 many turtle species areCitation: Rizzo, Mary. greenseaturtle.jpg. May 2009. Pics4Learning. 1Apr 2013 <http://pics.tech4learning.com> endangered.
Frogs • This fourth reptile is a frog. A frog is an amphibian. They can live in both water and land. But they must be near swamps, ponds or in a damp place. This is because they will die ifPhotographer: Linda OaksCaption: Green Tree Frogs their skin dries out.Location: Monterey Bay, CaliforniaDate Taken: 2008Citation: Oaks, Linda. greenfrogs.jpg. 2008. Pics4Learning. 1 Apr 2013<http://pics.tech4learning.com>
Frogs • Frogs belong to the order Anura which is the largest of the three group amphibians. Frogs and toads are included in one of the three. The largest living species of frog in the world is the Goliath frog. Leaping or jumping is a way for a frog to escape their predators. There are alsoPhotographer: Stephanie some frogs that can notCaption: Frog jump so they climb, swim,Location: The ParkDate Taken: May 5, 2007 or glide instead.Citation:, Stephanie. frog4.jpg. May 5, 2007. Pics4Learning. 1 Apr 2013<http://pics.tech4learning.com>
Alligator • The fifth and final reptile is a alligator. There are two true species of alligator. One of them is the American Alligator. Both female and male have an armored body with a muscular flat tail. They also have long snouts, four short legs and a rough hide with scales. American alligatorsPhotographer: Catherine ParsonsCaption: Alligator can live up to 50 years inLocation: South CarolinaDate Taken: March 2004 the wild.Citation: Parsons, Catherine. 64.jpg. March 2004. Pics4Learning. 1 Apr2013 <http://pics.tech4learning.com>
Alligator • Alligators are usually found in fresh water such as rivers, lakes, and swamps. They like to eat fish, turtles, snakes, and even small mammals. Young alligators have bright yellow stripes on their tail while adults have dark stripes. The average size of a adult alligator is about 800Photographer: Shari Bremekamp pounds. Unfortunately,Caption: Young Alligators in CulvertLocation: Shark Valley, Florida these species are alsoDate Taken: March 2009 endangered animals.Citation: Bremekamp, Shari. img_0752.jpg. March 2009.Pics4Learning. 1 Apr 2013 <http://pics.tech4learning.com>