How does a snake move?

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Snakes have a very specific way of moving : under water, they use a leteral motion, leaning their body to either side to progress on the water current they create. On land, they have a progressive movement to the front, where they slowly lean on contact points around them and lift up other parts of their body, thus gently moving forwards.
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A snake is basically one giant long muscle. They move by contracting and expanding the muscle along it's different points to create a slithering effect.
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A snake moves by a process called 'lateral undulation'. Please refer to the Wikipedia article attached in the Related Links below for more information. Specifically, scroll or search
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Just how does a snake shed? Snakes are constantly growing skin, which means that every so often they must shed the old skin. It may appear to just "happen" to the untrained
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Snakes can't see or hear particularly well, though they do have some advantages. With an eye on each side of the head, snakes have a wider viewing range than humans. They can sense
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Snake
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia
Poisonous or harmless, large or small, all snakes - from the desert rattlesnake to the dwarf pipe snake - have certain things in common: a long, thin shape; scaly, legless bodies; and unblinking, lidless eyes. Like all reptiles, snakes rely on the heat…
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Snakes are able to move by flexing its muscles. Some snakes, like the water moccasin, are even able to swim by quickly flexing these muscles. If a snake wants to make a speedy get away, it curves into an S shape, helping the snake glide quickly.
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