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Animals: Snakes

Learn about the characteristics, descriptions, habitat, and behavior of snakes. There are photographs, videos, and quizzes on these reptiles. Covers a variety of species including rattlesnakes, cobras, anacondas, pythons, sea snakes, and more. There is a link to eThemes Resource on Missouri Snakes.

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This site includes information of the snake species in the genus Python. Learn about the animals' habitats, threats to their existence, conservation efforts, and more. Includes photographs and videos. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites.
Read about the Burmese python, see a map of its range, and listen to audio footage of the animals. NOTE: This site includes banner and other ads.
Read about the different types of sea snakes and see photographs and/or videos of the animals. Learn about their habitats and more. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites.
Learn about the legendary King Cobra with the ARKive fact file and see photographs and/or videos of the snake. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites.
The most creative snake site found on the web. This site has great information, images, and video clips of king cobras and makes it fun to navigate by clicking on different parts of the snake. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site explains the parts of a rattlesnake. the diagram can be printed out for kids to color. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn all about the different types of rattlesnakes. The reading level is for older students.
The anaconda is the biggest snake in the world. This page can be printed out for coloring. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Site from the Missouri Department of Conservation lists the different snake species found in Missouri along with pictures and short descriptions of each snake. The reading level is for older students. Scroll down the page for information on individual snakes of Missouri.
Students can use this site as a tool for identifying snakes based on coloration patterns.
This page offers excellent up close photos of snakes. Images load very quickly.
Click on the snake names to learn about each species. Includes photographs.
This short story about how a boy and his love for snakes saves the school uses Shockwave to enhance the site.
Learn about the different types of rattlesnakes and view many photographs.
These sites are about Missouri snakes, including Osage copperheads, timber rattlesnakes, bullsnakes, and prairie kingsnakes. Learn about the physical characteristics, food, reproduction, habitat, and behavior of each species. Includes several photographs of these snakes and some charts highlighting the similarities among species.

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