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SnakesBy Mr. “No legs” Chapman
Order: Serpentes Snakes   Characteristics: 1. No eyelids, but have contact like  covers called brilles. 2. No ears, but...
Snakes Snakes can be found every except Antarctica, Iceland, and New Zealand. Most snakes are terrestrial, but can be tr...
Eye Pupils Snakes  pupils can tell you when they  are active. 1. A vertical pupil  are found in  nocturnal snakes.
Eye Pupils   2. A round pupil is    found in snakes    that are active    during the day    (Diurnal).
Hunting Snakes kill their prey by 2 methods. 1. Constriction – snake wraps its  body around the prey and prevents it  fr...
Hunting The  venom does 2 things for the  snake: 1. Kills the prey, so the snake does  not have to chase it. 2. It begi...
Hunting   Snakes use their    tongue to follow    chemical scents    using the    Jacobson’s Organ.   Some snakes also  ...
Locomotion 4 ways snakes  move: 1. Serpentine  Movement: body  moves along in a  series of curves  and pushes off  objec...
Locomotion   2. Concertina    Movement: body    coils and then grips    the ground pulling    the rest of the    body for...
Locomotion   3. Sidewinder:    snake touches the    ground at only 2    points.
Locomotion   4. Caterpillar Crawl:     crawl straight    forward by belly    scales sliding    forward catching    the gr...
Facts The 2 most venomous snakes are  found in Australia. 1. Desert Taipan 2. Dubois’ reef snake 0.7   ounces of their...
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  1. 1. SnakesBy Mr. “No legs” Chapman
  2. 2. Order: Serpentes Snakes Characteristics: 1. No eyelids, but have contact like covers called brilles. 2. No ears, but can feel vibrations through entire body. 3. Fangs that deliver venom. 4. All are carnivores
  3. 3. Snakes Snakes can be found every except Antarctica, Iceland, and New Zealand. Most snakes are terrestrial, but can be tree dwellers, burrows, or live in the sand.
  4. 4. Eye Pupils Snakes pupils can tell you when they are active. 1. A vertical pupil are found in nocturnal snakes.
  5. 5. Eye Pupils 2. A round pupil is found in snakes that are active during the day (Diurnal).
  6. 6. Hunting Snakes kill their prey by 2 methods. 1. Constriction – snake wraps its body around the prey and prevents it from breathing. 2. Venom: 2 main types – Hemotoxins – Neurotoxins
  7. 7. Hunting The venom does 2 things for the snake: 1. Kills the prey, so the snake does not have to chase it. 2. It begins to break down the tissue of the prey.
  8. 8. Hunting Snakes use their tongue to follow chemical scents using the Jacobson’s Organ. Some snakes also have heat-sensitive pits that detect the direction of the prey.
  9. 9. Locomotion 4 ways snakes move: 1. Serpentine Movement: body moves along in a series of curves and pushes off objects on the ground.
  10. 10. Locomotion 2. Concertina Movement: body coils and then grips the ground pulling the rest of the body forward.
  11. 11. Locomotion 3. Sidewinder: snake touches the ground at only 2 points.
  12. 12. Locomotion 4. Caterpillar Crawl: crawl straight forward by belly scales sliding forward catching the ground and pulling the rest of the body forward.
  13. 13. Facts The 2 most venomous snakes are found in Australia. 1. Desert Taipan 2. Dubois’ reef snake 0.7 ounces of their venom is fatal.

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