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1. Snakes are reptiles and also included in the reptile family are lizards, alligators and turtles.
2. Snakes have played a major role in mythology, the common snake is called the 'snake', whereas any mythological snake can be regarded as a 'serpent'.
3. Snakes are among the most misunderstood of all animals.
4. Snakes have no movable eyelids, and therefore can never blink or close their eyes.
5. Snakes also often employ a variety of bluffing behaviors.
6. Snakes do not ordinarily prey on humans, and most will not attack humans unless the snake is startled or injured, preferring instead to avoid contact.
7. Snakes move by pushing against objects with specialized scales on their bellies called scutes.
8. Snakes are a natural and necessary part of any healthy environment.
AUTHOR'S NOTE -- I hope you are enjoying this article so far. It should prove very helpful whether your actual query is about Snakes or any other related topic. Immediately under this paragraph are additional facts you may find useful:
1. Living snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica and on most islands.
2. Snakes are not mysterious at all, and their colorful, fascinating life histories do not justify the anxiety many people feel about them.
3. The snake is one of the 12 celestial animals of Chinese Zodiac, in the Chinese calendar.
4. Snakes must move into and out of various temperature zones to regulate their bodily functions properly.