Snake Coloring Pages
Just by a glance, everyone should be able to tell that snake is not an animal that is supposed to be a pet. But that doesn't seem to stop many people from making this reptile their best companion. Seriously, what are they thinking? Snake is far from cute and while they may have an extent of intelligence, you certainly can't tell them to roll or sit like you can to dogs. You can't even call them by names. Now I don't hate snakes. They're an amazing animal in their own respect. Even King Cobra looks really exotic to me but I won't have any of them as my pet or my kids' pet.
Nevertheless, if you're looking for some snake coloring pages for your preschool kid, you can use the ones I posted right below this post. There are over 20 of them and most are suitable for young children, thanks to their simple drawing. Some of the snake images on these coloring printables are designed to mimic a cartoon character. There's a cartoon rattle snake that smiles (Can you believe that? The highly venomous and deadly rattle snake smiling?). There is even a mother snake watching her baby snake hatch, which is so untrue. Snakes do lay eggs but they never wait for them to hatch. Baby snakes are up to survival task the moment they're born, without ever knowing their mother. Either way, hope you can make use of these snake coloring pages.
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Snake Coloring Pages
Fun Facts about Snakes
- No matter how you feel about snakes, they play an important role. All snakes are carnivores and most of them eat rodents, such as mice, rabbits and rats. Rodents eat human food and crops. They also carry disease. Snakes keep rodent populations under control. Without their help, rodents would overrun the earth.
- Snakes can’t bite food so have to swallow it whole. Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head! Snakes have a unique anatomy which allows them to swallow and digest large prey.
- In 2009, a Florida couple was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter of their daughter after their pet Burmese python escaped its cage and squeezed the two-year-old to death. See? This is the reason not to keep a snake as a pet!
- There are over 3,000 species of snakes. Because snakes can’t regulate their body temperature, they need sunlight to keep them warm. This is why most snakes live in hot, humid places, such as the rainforest. Some snakes are smaller than a pencil. Others are as long as your school bus. All snakes have a few things in common, though. They have long, thin bodies and no limbs. Snakes have eyes that don’t blink. They are also covered in scales.
- Snakes smell with their tongue. Some species of snake, such as cobras and black mambas, use venom to hunt and kill their prey. Some others kill their prey by tightly wrapping around it and suffocating it in a process called constriction. Some sea snakes can breathe partially through their skin, allowing for longer dives underwater.
- The Black Mamba snake, one of the most poisonous snakes in the world, contains pain-relieving compounds called mambalgins, which could be a better painkiller (and with less side effects) than morphine.
- Venomous snakes are poisonous from birth. The young are actually more dangerous than older snakes, because they’re more likely to strike. Older snakes usually try to flee. Most snakes are shy, not aggressive. They just want to be left alone.
- Anacondas are large, non-venomous snakes found in South America that can reach over 5 m (16 ft) in length. Python reticulates can grow over 8.7 m (28 ft) in length and are considered the longest snakes in the world.