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What do snake scales look like?
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In respect to this, what do snake scales feel like?
Snakes are reptiles. They have dry scaly skins made of a strong material a bit like our finger nails. The scales are watertight so that the snake can keep moisture in and so not dry out in the heat. When you touch a snake it feels warm and dry.
do snakes have scales over their eyes? Snakes don't exactly have eyelids. Instead, they have specially-adapted scales over their eyes called eye caps (or spectacles) that help with protection. During a normal shedding cycle, the eye caps usually come off. But sometimes they stay on, resulting in a condition of one or more retained eye caps.
Similarly, you may ask, what type of scales do snakes have?
Because snakes eyes do not have eyelids (that is why they do not blink) but instead are covered with a clear scales called 'spectacle' scales. When a snake is ready to shed its old skin it will rub up against a rough surface like a rock to break the skin near the mouth and then slide right out.
Why are snakes covered with dry scales?
A snake's skin is dry and covered with scales. The scales are made of keratin, the same protein that's found in your fingernails. Larger scales on the belly help a snake move and grip surfaces.