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25 Amazing and Unknown Facts about Reptiles | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Reptiles have backbones and are covered with scales. They lay eggs but don’t look after the offsprings.
  2. It’s amazing that crocodiles have brains no larger than a cigar .
  3. A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth and amazingly it can’t stick it out.
  4. Crocodile babies don’t have sex chromosomes. Amazingly sex of crocodiles is determined by the incubation temperature. They become females at temperatures below 85 degrees and become males above 95 degrees.
  5. Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
  6. Crocodiles can’t chew. To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, push your thumb into its eyeball . Amazingly , It will let you go instantly.
  7. The crocodile is surprisingly fast on land. If pursued by a crocodile, you should run in a zigzag motion since the crocodile can not change direction suddenly.
  8. Amazing fact is that you can keep a crocodile’s mouth shut with a thick rubber band as the muscles for opening the jaws are very weak!
  9. An alligator has 80 teeth in it’s mouth at one time. It can go through 3000 teeth in a lifetime.
  10. Alligator and crocodile teeth are hollow. The new tooth grows inside the old one in order to be ready once the old tooth is lost.
  11. Amazingly alligators can go without food for up to 3 years!
  12. Snakes are immune to their own poison.
  13. There are no snakes in New Zealand. Also there are no venomous snakes in Maine state of US.
  14. When snakes are born with two heads, amazingly they fight each other for food.
  15. Beware. Even when a snake has its eyes closed, it can still see through its eyelids.
  16. You can’t suck the venom out of a snakebite unlike what is shown in movies since the venom enters the bloodstream far too quickly to be sucked out effectively.
  17. Snakes continue to grow until the day they die.
  18. Amazingly the flying snake of Java and Malaysia is able to flatten itself out like a ribbon and sail like a glider from tree to tree.
  19. The most venomous of all snakes, known as the Inland Taipan has amazingly enough venom in one bite to kill over 200,000 mice.
  20. Snakes are the true carnivores since they don’t eat any type of plant. They eat nothing but other animals. The stomach acids in a snake’s stomach amazingly digest bones and teeth but not fur or hair.
  21. It’s amazing that cobras are able to kill immediately after they are born.
  22. The fastest moving land snake is the Black Mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per hour.
  23. Sea snakes are the most poisonous snakes in the world.
  24. A chameleons tongue is amazingly twice the length of its body. Also chameleon can move its eyes in two directions at the same time independently. A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment.
  25. Tuatara lizards, from New Zealand, have two eyes in the center of their heads and a third one on top of their heads.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team 

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