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Name: cassy
Status: student
Age: 14
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Date: 2000-2001

Why do snakes not have legs?

Naturalist's get many questions about "why" things are as they are, and almost always the answer is: "because it works." Evolution has equipped each species for survival in its particular niche, and if that body style and behavior does not work the species will change or disappear. More specifically about snakes, we can speculate about how they lost legs through evolution, it probably was so that they can get into places to find food that are more difficult for other creatures.

J. Elliott

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