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Although often described as "slimey", snakes are actually anything but. Like all reptiles their bodies are very dry, but the shine of their unique scales makes it appear as if their skin has a slick appearance.

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Can you picture a snake with legs? If you turn a snake onto its back, you'll see tiny nodules (bumps) where the legs would be on another reptile, like a lizard. Scientists believe these nodules are where they snakes' legs would have been if they hadn't evolved out of them.




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Kid's Corner: Reptile
Illustrated pages for kids to learn what makes a reptile a reptile!


Click on the individual snakes on the far left column to see more cool facts.