Is There a Snake in the Grass? June 01 2016
When I was a child living in Pennsylvania, we had a small wooded area behind our house that I would love to walk on the trails that we had made. I can still hear my mom telling me to wear my rubber boots (in 90 degree weather with 90% humidity) to protect me from getting a snake bite. June is a time when snakes really like to come out and sun themselves, so it is wise to be aware of your surroundings when you are in areas other than the city.
I found some fun kid facts about snakes and because we are all kids at heart, I decided to share them instead of the boring adult facts. These are taken from www.sciencekids.co.nz:
Snakes are carnivores (meat eaters).
Snakes don’t have eyelids.
Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head!
Snakes are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
Snakes have internal ears but not external ones.
There are around 3000 different species of snake.
Snakes smell with their tongue.
Some sea snakes can breathe partially through their skin, allowing for longer dives underwater.
The Quote of the month is:
"There are many snakes in the grass..some will try and hinder you, some will try to help you. While others are so low..they will just bite you when you are not looking.."-Peter "Inspire" Watson