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Year 10 students receive a visit from Titan, a Royal Python

Snakes in Science!

Year 10 students were treated to a visit from Titan, a Royal Python last week. The students are currently learning about different animal adaptations and had the opportunity to look at specific snake adaptations up close.

Although some of them were a bit wary of him at first they all enjoyed learning more about snakes. Some of them overcame their initial fears and were happy to hold him in the end.

A lot of common myths about these animals were also cleared up such as the myth that they will lay next to you and size you up for eating, or that they unhinge their jaws. Actually their bottom jaw is in two halves and not connected at the front, this allows them to work each half independently to pull food into their muscular throats.