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Snake Printouts

Snakes are a large group of reptiles; there are over 2,000 different species of snakes alive today. Snakes live in a variety of land and water habitats. The most snakes and the largest snakes are found in tropical rainforests. Snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are no snakes native to Hawaii, Iceland, Ireland, or New Zealand.

Anatomy: Snakes have a long, narrow body and scaly skin. They have no eyelids, no external ear openings, and no legs (although a few snakes, like boas and pythons, have vestigial hind legs). As they grow, snakes shed their old skin and the film that covers their eyes. Like other reptiles, snakes are cold-blooded.

Diet: Snakes are carnivores (meat-eaters). They eat rodents and other mammals, birds, reptiles, fish,amphibians, insects, and eggs. Some snakes (like cobras, vipers, and rattlesnakes) are venomous and kill (or paralyze) their prey by injecting poison through hollow fangs. Some snakes (like boas and the anaconda) kill their prey by squeezing it to death. Snakes do not chew their food or even bite it into pieces; snakes swallow their food whole. Other snakes just catch their food and swallow it.

Reproduction: Some snakes reproduce by laying eggs; other snakes give birth to live young.

Evolution: Snakes first appeared during the late Cretaceous period (about 95 million years ago), towards the end of the time of the dinosaurs (the dinosaurs lived from about 225 to 65 million years ago). So the late dinosaurs, like T. rex and Triceratops were around when the first snakes evolved.

A sampling of snakes. To go to a snake printout, click on a snake:


African Rock Python

African Rock Pythons are large snakes that kill by constricting their prey.

Anaconda

The biggest snake in the world.

Anaconda Read-and-Answer Quiz

Take a quiz on this constrictor or go to the answers.

Boa Constrictor

A large constricting snake from South and Central America.


Bull Snake

Also known as the gopher snake and the pine snake, this hissing constrictor lives in North America.


Emerald Tree Boa

A tree-dwelling nocturnal snake from South American rain forests.


King Cobra

The King Cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world. It lives in India, southern China, and southeast Asia.


Python

Pythons are snakes that kill by constricting their prey.


Rattlesnake

Rattlesnakes are poisonous snakes that have a rattle at the end of the tail.


Go to A Simple Snake Craft

A cladogram of reptilia

Reptilia cladogram
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Amphibians Arachnids Birds Cats Dogs Dinosaurs Fish Insects Mammals Invertebrates Reptiles
Camouflaged Endangered Hibernating Life Cycles Migratory Nocturnal Poisonous Underground Venomous
Africa Antarctica Arctic Asia Australia Europe North America South America
Coral Reef Desert Grassland Pond Coniferous Forest Ocean Temperate Deciduous Forest Tropical Rainforest Tundra More Biomes
Simple Animal Printouts Guidelines for Writing a Report on an Animal Animal Report Graphic Organizers

Click on a letter to go to that page of animal printouts.

In addition to printing the animals, you can copy a printout (click here for instructions) and paste it into a painting program (like Paint) and color the animal there. (Thanks to Grace P. from Thorngrove School for this great idea.)



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