||This lizard is named for an imaginary snake-like monster that
could kill with its breath or a glance from its evil eyes! Despite
its scary name, this lizard is actually harmless. It is best known
for its ability to run on its back legs. (2 words - include space in
||This small, tropical lizard can walk upside down on smooth
surfaces without falling. The pads on this lizard's feet allow the
animal to have a good grip on surfaces even when it is walking
upside down. |
||Members of this nonpoisonous snake family have strong, muscular
bodies. They squeeze their prey to death before swallowing it whole!
They are not boas. One of them is the longest snake in the world!
||This snake lives in the jungles of South America. It usually
hides in rivers. When it hunts, it coils its powerful, muscular body
around its prey and squeezes the victim to death! Although this is
the heaviest snake in the world, it is not the longest one!
||This reptile is related to the crocodile. It has a rounded
snout. Its lower teeth cannot be seen when this animal closes its
||This reptile is a member of the crocodilian family. It is the
largest reptile in the world! One of the differences between this
reptile and its close relative, the alligator, is its snout. This
reptile has a pointed snout whereas an alligator has a rounded one.
||This lizard is a great disguise master! It can change its color
to match its surroundings or to reflect its mood. It has a very long
tongue - about the same length as its body! When it hunts, it flicks
out its sticky-tipped tongue to capture prey.
||This snake family is not poisonous. Like pythons, members of
this snake family wrap their muscular bodies around their prey and
squeeze the victim to death! Unlike pythons, members of this snake
family do not lay eggs. Instead, they give birth to live young.
||This specific term is used to refer to turtles that live
entirely on land. Such turtles have heavier, higher domed shells
than their water-dwelling cousins. |
||Unlike other lizards, members of this lizard family are
vegetarians! They can grow quite big. This lizard group is found
mostly in the Americas. |
||This is the largest lizard on earth! It can only be found on
four small islands of Indonesia. The saliva of this animal contains
deadly bacteria. Even when its victim is able to run away from an
ambush, the unlucky animal dies hours or days later from the
infected wounds. (2 words - include space in
||This snake is poisonous! Before it attacks, it rears up and
spreads its hood. When a "snake charmer" plays his flute, this snake
rises up from a basket, spreads its hood, and sways with the music.
||This group of freshwater turtles is best known for its bad
temper, long neck, and strong jaw. When they bite, they do not let
go easily! (2 words - include space in puzzle)|
||This snake is venomous (poisonous). This snake has dry, scaly
rings on the tip of its tail. When shaken, its tail makes a buzzing