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Snake Terms & Definitions

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Burrow Occurs when a snake digs underground, either to hide or hunt.
Diurnal Refers to snakes which are active during the day.
Dorsal This refers to the top surface of a snakes back.
Drop For your snake to drop its eggs or give birth.
Gravid This term is used to describe a female snake which is carrying eggs.
Omnivorous An animal which eats both plants and meat.
Oviparous Animals that lay eggs, with little development inside the mother.
Range Refers to the geographical area in which a particular species occurs naturally.
Subadult Refers to a juvenile snake that is nearing the status of adult.

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