Snake Poems

By Josie Whitehead


The Snake

By Josie Whitehead

Snake (The)

See how he slithers;

     See how he slides.

With swiftness and ease

     He quietly hides.


See how he watches

     With sharp piercing eyes

And will stealthily pounce

     For there’s skill in surprise.

See how he swallows;

     Snakes do not have teeth.

Then he’ll slither and slide

     Through scrubland and heath.


See this satisfied snake

    And hurry back to home - 

For tomorrow, once more,

     He will set off to roam.

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  • Snakes are carnivores (meat eaters).

  • Snakes don't have eyelids.

  • Snakes can't bite food so have to swallow it whole.

  • Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head!

  • Snakes are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.

  • Snakes have internal ears but not external ones.