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How Do Reptiles Breathe?

Unless you are an avid reptile keeper, you likely don’t know about reptiles beyond the basics taught in schools. One of the most common questions people have is how they breathe? Let’s find out. Reptiles including snakes, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles, alligators, and lizards all breathe air using their lungs. Reptiles use their lungs to take …

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15 Rattlesnakes from the U.S. and Canada(plus 2 bonus vipers)

Rattlesnakes are venomous snakes that inject poison using their fangs. The purpose of this is to disable and kill their prey, so that the snake can then eat. They also use their fangs to protect themselves against attack. The fact that rattlesnakes are poisonous makes them creatures to be feared by human beings. There are …

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What Is The Difference Between Birds And Reptiles?

You might think that birds and reptiles couldn’t be further different from each other, not when you compare an alligator lazily sunning itself in Florida against a small songbird feeding in your backyard. Buzzards circle above the deserts while vipers swim through the sand below. There are several main differences between birds and reptiles. The …

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Where Do American Alligators Live?

The American alligator is a fearsome and iconic species found in the southeastern waterways of the US. For those that live in these areas, this massive reptile is just another native species in the ecosystem. However, people outside of the region can struggle to imagine life with an alligator in the vicinity. What makes this …

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Which Reptiles Live In Swamps?

There are certain stereotypical images of swamps, and many people across the US resist treading too far for fear of what lies within. Often, these fears relate to the reptiles lurking in the water and vegetation. Those with fears of snakes know that many may live here unseen. Then there are those scared of encountering …

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10 Largest Reptiles in North America

There are hundreds of species of reptiles in North America. Reptiles are adaptable, but they thrive in warmer climates. They are found throughout almost all of North America except the far northern regions of Canada and Alaska. Reptiles are a very diverse group. They include snakes, turtles, crocodiles, and more. Whether you measure in length …

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