Reptiles

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REPTILES

Reptiles are cold blooded animals, most reptiles live in the forest, and some live in both water and land. Some examples of reptiles are: Snakes, Lizards, Alligator, Tortoises, Turtles and Chameleons. Reptiles are all over the world but not in one place called ANTARTICA, because it is very cold for them to survive . Reptiles rely on their surrounding for warmth , so they are common in hot places , such as RAINFOREST . The warm place contain lots of food for reptiles to eat and provide plenty of place to rest and shelter. Some warm places such as rainforest are always warm , it helps the reptiles to keep their body warm . Most reptiles take in oxygen from water through their skin but they have to come to the surface regularly to breath in air for example: Crocodiles, Alligators, Snakes etc. There are poisonous reptiles such as Snake , this poisonous snake live across Europe , Africa , and Asia in a variety of habitat . In Australia there are more poisonous Snake than non-poisonous one. This snake in Australia is called the Tiapan Snakes. Reptiles have lived on our planet for more than 120 million years ago for the best of my knowledge . Only few of the reptiles have Forked Tongue for example: Lizards, Snakes, and Komodo Dragon. All crocodiles and alligators are predators with long, narrow snouts and sharp teeth. Snakes are the second largest group of reptiles after lizards hundreds of species of snakes are poisonous. Over half of all reptiles are lizards, there are nearly 5000 species , Amphibians, or worm lizard are borrowing reptiles that lived underground. Tuataras are rare, ancient and unusual reptiles from New Zealand. There are some reptiles in Africa, all of the reptiles I just mention but I ‘m not sure of the Turtles....
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