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This anaconda is looking for its next prey.
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Tropical Rain Forest Reptiles

The tropical rain forests of the world are full of reptiles. There are many snakes in the jungle. The anaconda is one snake family. They can grow to 30 feet long. Anacondas wrap around their prey and squeeze them until they die!

Lizards are also reptiles. The chameleon is a neat animal that can change colors. So, if a cameleon is walking up a tree, it will slowly change its color so it looks like the tree!

Geckos are also in the rain forest. They have really strong legs so they can walk upside down. They are so strong, that you couldn't pick one up because they would stick to the ground!

Last modified September 3, 2000 by Jennifer Bergman.

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