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One Sneaky (and Determined!) Snake!



One Sneaky (and Determined!) Snake!

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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.04

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    lunge, definitely, predator, easily, succeed, flatten, rarely, hognose, escape, itself, detour, dead, protect, neck, flip, body


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One Sneaky (and Determined!) Snake!
By Erin Horner
  

1     I love the saying; "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." I try to live by it. It reminds me that I should never give up. It also reminds me that I might have to try different things to solve a problem. Did you know that there is a snake that seems to live by this saying too? A hognose snake tries to protect itself two different ways. If one way doesn't succeed, he just tries the other!
 
2     When in danger, a hognose snake first tries to look really big and mean. He will flatten his head and puff up his throat. Then he will raise his neck up off the ground and hiss. Finally, he will lunge at his predator. He will pretend like he is getting ready to bite. This is all just an act .....
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