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Published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension for the 4-H Youth Development Program.


Snakes are probably the most misunderstood members of the animal kingdom. Perhaps this is due largely to the misinformation, legends, and myths surround them, as well as to their nature. Most of these myths have been based upon pure exaggeration or total lack of knowledge. This presentation is designed to inform youth groups, adults and other interested parties about the facts of snakes found native to the United States. We hope that people will recognize that snakes are an important part of the ecosystem and some provide considerable benefits to mankind.