Snakes are a diverse group of reptiles found all over the world.
Physique: Snakes have a long, tubular body without legs. Their body consists of a spine and many vertebrae that allow them to bend and wriggle. They are covered with scales that protect their bodies from drying out.
Movement: Snakes move by crawling and slithering. They use the muscles in their body to move forward. Some species can also crawl by rubbing their scales on rough surfaces and pushing themselves forward.
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Diet: Most snakes are carnivores and feed on a variety of prey, including rodents, birds, lizards and other reptiles. Some large snake species, such as pythons and boas, may also eat larger prey such as goats or pigs.
Venomous snakes: Some snake species are venomous and have specialized venom glands and fangs that allow them to inject their venom into their prey. Known venomous snakes include cobras, vipers, rattlesnakes and mambas.
Distribution: Snakes are found all over the world, from the tropics to temperate and even polar regions. They live in a variety of habitats, including forests, deserts, grasslands, swamps and waterways.