King Snakes

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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Correlated directly to grades K-6 curriculum in the life sciences, this series describes the natural habitat of six snakes that live in North America. Students will learn fun facts about these fascinating snakes in the reptile class and how to identify different species. They will learn about the behavior of eastern and western coral snakes, what and when they like to hunt for their meals, and from what diamondbacks' rattles are made. Readers will also learn about why copperheads and cottonmouths are born with yellow tails that change to gray when they become older. They will read about how many bones are in the back of a king snake and how milk snakes got their name. Each book includes a range map. fact boxes, and full-color photographs. King snakes art nonpoisonous constrictors. They like to eat other snakes, even rattlesnakes and coral snakes. The venom from these poisonous snakes does not harm a king snake, and that is why it is called the king of all snakes. Students will read about the cream-colored eggs in a female king snake's clutch, the length of babies when they hatch, and the patterns and colors of these snakes' skin.

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