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How do you identify a reptile.


  • Have a body covered in scales

  • They are cold blooded and need to find a warm place in the sun to heat up their body or a cool place to cool down.

  • They lay soft-shelled eggs which are laid in warm places, like compost heaps

  • Most reptiles do not care for their young when hatched, though some do, such as crocodiles

  • Some reptiles, like the snakes, do not have limbs

  • Some reptiles, like turtles and tortoises, have scales that have adapted to form a hard shell-like structure to protect their body from predators

  • reptiles are consumers, eating plants and other animals

Have you ever seen a reptile in your garden?

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