| Beauty comes in all sizes and shapes :)
|by spisharam on Flickr
Reptiles include snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles and alligators.
|by DeusXFlorida on Flickr
They are cold blooded animals with vertabrate (a backbone).
|Lizard Up Close
|by SivamDesign on Flickr
There bodies are covered with scales.
|by Schristia on Flickr
They have sharp claws.
|Hatching out! An African Spur-Thigh Tortoise (Geochelone Sulcata)
|by EraPhernalia Vintage . . . (playin' hook-y ;o) on Flickr
Most reptiles lay leathery-shelled eggs on the land.
|by jurvetson on Flickr
They can be found everywhere in the world except Antarctica.
|Oustalet's Chameleon (Furcifer oustaleti), Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar
|by Frank.Vassen on Flickr
Some kinds of chameleons can change colors to help them hide in their habitats.
|Dennis Sheridan's Live Reptiles, a hands-on Holding Hands with Nature educational activity 29 Dec. 2008
|by mikebaird on Flickr
People who study reptiles are called herpetologists.
|by Furryscaly on Flickr
Of the 3000 species of snakes, only a few hundred of them are venomous.