Hardly a more perfect design,
Could Mother Nature had in mind,
Then this colorful and versatile creature,
With many an adapted feature
Of the most successful kind.

Some arboreal snakes can glide - fly,
While others gracefully swim on by,
And there are those that burrow underground,
But all traverse any difficult terrain around,
Or twine through bush and tree on high.

Across the eye is a protective lens,
And when they change clothes they shed their skins,
No waste in eating - the meal they take whole,
And go long periods when they are full,
Before they have to eat again.

The snake is man's partner and friend,
When it comes to controlling the planet's worse vermin,
Because they like to eat all those pests,
Like rats, mice, insects and the rest,
So understand snakes and appreciate them!