Snake

Despite the fact that they have no legs, snakes are able to move and get along very well indeed.  Most snakes slither along in a serpentine motion—pushing against the ground and weaving forward in  a series of graceful, S-shaped curves.

Many large, heavy snakes crawl straight ahead like a caterpillar, pushing with their belly scales and humping along.

Snakes called “sidewinders” live in the desert where the sand is too loose to push against.   This kind of snake moves in a series of sideways loops.

Snakes climb well, too.  And, oddly enough, they all can swim. – Dick Rogers

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