Have you ever touched a snake? Do you think a snake's skin would feel cold and slimy? In fact, snake skin is smooth and dry. Although many people are scared of snakes, only a few species are really dangerous. We are much more harmful to snakes than they are to us. The huge variety of snakes that populate the world live in almost every type of climate, with some preferring to live on land and others in the water. This book shows you how snakes live and move and shed their skins; how they catch their prey (there's a graphic picture of an African python eating an impala) ; and how they defend themselves against predators. It also has an actual size picture of the head of the longest snake in the world and gives hints on how to keep an anaconda in your bathtub!