That slithery, snakelike form that just darted past might not be a snake after all. It could be legless lizard, an animal that evolved from an entirely different line.
WHAT'S INSIDE: REPTILES
- Alligators & Crocodiles
Cobra, the common name for a group of poisonous snakes of Africa and southern Asia.
Lurking in southern swamps from the Carolinas to Louisiana, alligators' place in folklore is both well-established and well-deserved. Get too close to one, and you'll find that their predatory abilities are no tall tale. What makes them so dangerous?