There are many different snakes in the world. Some are venomous, others are not. The rattlesnake and the cobra are both very venomous snakes , but they are very different. I used the manual “ How to Recognize Venomous Snakes in North America” and the story “ The Running Brook of Horror” for my research. The story was written by Daniel Mannix. Some facts that impressed me were that cobras kill more humans annually than lions. Also, that all snakes are deaf. The cobra and rattlesnake are very different and unique.
Tasmanian Devil Name Tasmanian Devil Scientific Name Sarcophilus harrisii. Location in the zoo IUCN rating Status: Endangered Steps being taken to save habitat and animal People are donating money to help scientists find a cure for their disease Steps taken by Taronga Zoo looks after the tasmanian devil and helps donate money Description - The Tasmanian Devil is a heavily built marsupial with a large head, they have powerful jaws. However The Tasmanian Devil is endangered.
Introduction Lizards. What comes to mind? Typically they live on land, in the desert scurrying across the sand. Lots of lizards are fast on land, but this one is fast on water. Not just being able to swim underwater, but being able to sprint directly on the water’s surface.
The northern snakehead preys on zooplankton, smaller fish, fish larvae, crustaceans, frogs, insects, small reptiles, and even small mammals and birds. In the areas in which the northern snakehead has invaded, native populations are having gradual decreases because of the northern snakehead’s unextinguishable appetite. The most notable features of the northern snakehead fish are its snake-like characteristics. The fish has a long cylindrical body with the blotchy coloration and patterns of a snake.
Source 2 states,”With no natural predators, these eating machines appear to be wiping out huge numbers of opossums, raccoons, and bobcats, as well as many bird species.” (Source 2) This shows how without any predators around, Burmese pythons consume and wipe out lots of animals in the Everglades. These impacts of local animals that the Burmese python all start out with one factor:
Think again Burmese Pythons are NOT the best pet if you don’t know how to care for it properly. First of all Burmese Pythons are one of the most deadly snakes in the world. “[Can grow] to an astounding length of 23 feet and a weight of 200 pounds” (Piven). Burmese Pythons are very unique, other than their outstanding length and weight, they kill their prey very different than most snakes. Burmese Pythons are constrictors.
How to Hunt Coyotes at Night The coyote has been living in the North American forests for more than two centuries. An even though it is always under constant attacks, it has managed to survive until today. Every year, hunters hunt and kill about half a million coyotes.
The Jararaca Pit Viper On page 26 of his book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, David Grann presents information on the Jararaca pit viper. He stated that the Jararaca is the most venomous snake in the Americas. One bite will cause a person to bleed from the eyes and become a corpse piece by piece. I found this interesting because I had never heard of the Jararaca and would like to research more information about them. Throughout my essay I will discuss the physical description, mating and reproduction habits, and behavior of the Jararaca pit viper.
It spends the day in shade on its rocky outcrop and goes onto the plain to eat during the day. When the weather is cooler, it will eat at the going down of the sun and in the morning, and only avoid the hottest part of the day. Predators The main native predator of the Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby was the Wedge Tailed Eagle, but evidence seems to suggest that Wallabies have never been an important part of their diet. Goannas may also eat the occasional Wallaby.
Grizzlies are at the top of their food chain. Grizzlies like to eat fish, berries, insects, seeds, grass, elk, deer, fungi, and sometimes dead animals. Grizzlies are omnivores which means they eat both meat and plant. The grizzly helps in the nutrient cycle by keeping the ecosystem balanced. The grizzly does this by eating the fungi, elk, deer, dead animal, and fish.
3. You may also sometimes hear your snake digging about in the substrate of their tank, but it is certainly fair to say that snakes are almost silent pets. (Transition : Snake is danger but it can be a good pet for everyone) Conclusion I. Snakes are beautiful and unique animals. II.
They can eat anything from small birds to gigantic alligator. According to source 1 sentence 2 of the first paragraph by Matt Piven “Native to the grassy marshes of Southeast Asia, it is among the largest snakes in the world, capable of growing to an astounding length
In Yellowstone there are only thirteen wolf packs (©AllTrip). Wolves cover a small portion of Yellowstone, and there are only around 400 in Yellowstone. Wolves predominantly feed on hoofed animals such as elk and deer. Wolves range in size from twenty-six to thirty-six inches tall and four to six feet long. Male wolves can weigh up to 130 pounds and females up to 110 pounds. The female wolves give birth to an average of five pups each spring. The main cause of wolf death within the park is other wolves. Wolves typically live eleven years if they make Yellowstone their home (Nat'l Park Service U.S Dept. of the Interior). The wolf’s primary food source, the elk, are some of the largest animal populations in Yellowstone.
The ocean abounds with interesting animals of all shapes and sizes that have their unique appearances and habitats at different depths of the sea. The viperfish is a type of fish that lives at nine thousand feet under water and it is extremely dark down there. At this depth, the faint light that is visible down there helps the viperfish to blend in to hide from predators because they have photophers, little organs that produce light down the side of it, which makes them look invisible to predators. They also have a little lure like object that is over their head that attracts fish by blinking a light. When prey is near it, the viperfish can rotate his head and snatch the prey and eat it.