Informative Speech On Snakes

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Specific Purpose: To inform my audience the differences between glass lizards and general snakes by their taxonomic classification, biological anatomy, and their preferable diets.
Central Idea: Though the glass lizard resembles snakes, the two differ between each other greatly by the anatomy of their body, genetic makeup, and their preferable diets.

Introduction
I. Relax and dream for a minute.
a. Relaxing with friends and suddenly something creeps up on you.
b. Don’t attack but observe. It’s a possibility that it may be a harmless glass lizard instead of a snake.
II. I will be explaining the differences between glass lizards and general snakes.
a. Their taxonomic classifications.
b. Their biological anatomy.
c. Their geological locations.
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Finally, their body and tail.
i. Moreover, snakes body is consistent and uniform. ii. Though this is not with glass lizards.
1. According to pet-lizards.com and cobras.org: they have stub-like legs (vestigial organs) on the side of their bodies.
2. Along with this is their fragile tail.
a. This tail can detach itself from the body allowing the host to escape.
(Transition: With this knowledge we can physically see the physical differences between the. Now we shall move along to their diet.)
III. To quickly understand the diets of these two one noticeable trait from the snakes is that they have flexible jaws that allows the snakes to unhinge it allowing for the snake to consume larger objects. This is absent in glass lizards.
a. Starting with glass lizards as stated by a-z-animals.com.
i. They are carnivores (meat-eating). ii. They are only able to eat small animals such as frogs, eggs, rodents, and insects.
b. Snakes on the other hand is very broad as carnivores they eat other animals though each snake eats varying animals based on their size for examples:
i. Gartner snakes eat mice and such according to gartersnakes.info. ii. Western rattlesnakes feed on other reptiles, chipmunks, and prarie dogs according to

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