Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vinny the Vine Snake

I've learned a lot about snakes around here. The only one that is deadly is called a ferdelance. Other snakes have venom, but not enough to hurt a human. Even though the mouth of a snake is very small, it has ligaments at the back of it's jaws and on the side that let the snake open it's mouth very wide and swallow small reptiles. We caught a small vine snake on Sunday and I have held him in all of the broadcasts to schools. I've named him Vinny. He is rare because he has a prehensile tail that let's him wrap around branches and vines so that his head can reach little lizards.

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