Getting to Know Snakes

There are many surprising facts about snakes.
  • 1 Snakes are cold-blooded reptiles that depend on the heat from their surroundings...
  • control the temperature of their bodies.
  • 3This is why most snakes are found in tropical regions of the world.
  • 4There are no snakes in Iceland, Greenland and Antarctica.
  • 5The venom of the king cobra, the world's largest poisonous snake,...
  • strong enough to kill an elephant.
  • 7Snakes have highly stretchable jaws...
  • 8...and can swallow a prey three times larger than their mouth.
  • 9Snakes shed their skins every once in a while so they are usually very, very clean.