Author(s): L. J. Tracosas
From the deadly gaboon viper-with the longest fangs in the world-to the venomous Gila monster that lurks underground, reptiles have an extraordinary assortment of survival skills. Fangs and venom aren't these cold-blooded creatures' only weapons: some are camouflaged to hide in plain sight, and others, like the Komodo dragon, have powerful claws for slashing prey. Still others use their awesome strength to overpower victims, like the green anaconda and its deadly squeeze or the saltwater crocodile and the 3,700 pounds of sheer force it puts into every bite! Creature Files: Reptiles features twenty of the world's most extraordinary reptiles, with reptilian profiles brought to life by vivid photographs and a host of intriguing facts. Each slithering or stalking animal comes with a Fang File to give you the lowdown on how it uses its teeth to pierce, crush, poison, or munch its meals. Can you match the three replica teeth included to the reptilian mouths they belong to?
L. J. Tracosas writes books for curious kids and edits anything she can get her hands on. She's published ten books for young readers, including the bestselling Creature Files series, as well as licensed titles with Mattel, WWE, and others. L.J. lives in Atlanta with her husband, son, and two cats.