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Baby snake hatching from an egg


Snakes have long, scaly bodies with no arms or legs. They hold a special niche in nature. They live almost everywhere on earth and very few are poisonous. Yet many people fear snakes. Why? Why are snakes important to have around? How do you know which snakes are safe and which ones are dangerous?

The guest scientists for "Snakes" are:

  • Frank Lundburg, Natural Resources Consultant and Wildlife Educator, Reptile Conservation Resources
  • Scott Smith, Wildlife Educator and Paramedic, Reptile Conservation Resources
  • Learn more about our guests

Start your explorations here. Check out the interesting facts, links and resources. Send in a question for our experts to answer on our broadcast show. And watch the show on Idaho Public Television or here on the website.

Students can send their questions through email to D4K@idahoptv.org, fax them before the show to (208) 373-7245, or call in live during the program at (800) 973-9800. Students who send in a question are eligible to win a DVD player and DVDs for their classroom. Check out the details!

"Snakes" airs Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm /1:00 pm MT/PT. You can also watch it here on the Web! After the broadcast, come here to watch all our "Snakes"-related video.

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