Movement in snakes



•    Snakes do not have limbs (legs, arms, or wings).

•    They move by crawling on their bellies.

•    They have scales, which cover their bodies and help them to crawl.

Snakes have scales which help them crawl

•    Most snakes move in a wave-like manner.

•    Their flexible backbones help them in this movement.

A snake

•    The body curves like a wave.

The wave-like motion pushes the snake’s body forward

•    The wave-like motion pushes the body forward by pressing against the ground.