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Image credit:  NagyDodo/

Image credit:  NagyDodo/


What would reptiles want humans to know about them? Tell a story in which an iguana makes the effort to do so.


How do you feel about snakes and lizards? Could you imagine having one as a pet? Why or why not? Do you think your observations of other peoples’ reactions to them has influenced your opinions?


Write about the reptiles that people might encounter in the area where you live.


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