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If you are using a one-month nature program, reptiles might be presented at the same meeting mammals are studied.

As an introduction, the leader might tell the Scout what a reptile is or read a statement to the one following, taken by permission from Ted Pettit's Nature Hobbies book.

"Snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles and alligators are called reptiles. They resemble their parents at birth and are born on land. Later they may live in water or on land, or both."

Then play Guess My Name, applied to the description of the turtle.

I am a Snapping Turtle

8. I am a reptile. I wear my bones outside my body.

7. I pump air into my body by stretching and retracting my neck and legs; part of this oxygen is stored in my muscles until needed.

6. I may reach a weight of 40 pounds.

5. My tail is almost as long as my body and has an alligator-like crest along its whole length.

4. My huge powerful head is characteristic of my whole family.

3. I am persistently aquatic, seldom leaving the water except to make a nest and lay eggs.

2. My upper shell is dark with little or no markings, and my lower is dull yellow and quite small.

1. If I am large and in my prime, I can easily crush your whole hand by one snap of my powerful jaws.

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