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Northcott/Corbis LEARN MORE! READ THESE ARTICLES… BIRDS • LIZARDS • PIGS 60 © 2008 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. T GH SE A © Michael & Patricia Fogden/Corbis side from worms, almost every animal you see on land has legs. But snakes are different. They don’t have legs, or arms either. Most snakes move around by pushing against the ground, scraping it with their tough scales. Snakes look slippery and slimy, but they’re not. Their skin actually feels like cool soft leather. As a snake gets bigger, its skin gets tighter and tighter until the snake wiggles right out of it, wearing a new skin.
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