Snakes have long bodies no legs and their skin has a covering of scales. Most species also have extremely flexible jaws, they can swallow prey larger than themselves. There are around 3600 different species. Snakes come in a variety of sizes. The smallest grow just 4 inches long as adults, the largest snakes can be 22 feet long or more. The different species live in a wide variety of habitats, in the driest desert and some in the wettest tropical rainforests, they also live in woodlands, grasslands, meadows and forests. Some snakes eat certain types of prey, like fish, insects, rodents and many more. Some snakes eat just about anything they can catch and fit in their mouths such as rats, mice, rabbits, birds, eggs, other reptiles and frogs.
They live in North, Central and South America, as well as Eurasia, Africa, and Australasia.
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