Reptile Mania!

Am I a Reptile??

Crocodiles, alligators, turtles, lizards, snakes... all different, but all reptiles! Reptiles are cold-blooded animals. They are covered in scales and are often found in the sun. Some reptiles lay eggs, but others will give birth to live young. They are vertebrates (like humans), so they all have backbones. However, the shape, size, eye structure, and legs of reptiles vary greatly. They eat mainly other animals such as mice, insects, small mammals, and slugs.

Reptile Riddles
Who Am I??

  • I have a yellowish belly, am tan-colored, and have a pattern of chains on my scales.
  • I can often be found in marshy, swampy areas in the southwestern USA.
  • I like to eat frogs, fish, and worms, and other snakes, but I usually hunt them during the day.
  • I am usually about 45 inches in length, but I can grow to be as long as 63 inches.
  • Unlike many other reptiles of my kind, I have long teeth to grab and eat my prey. But my bite is not poisonous, just very painful!
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