Snakes are carnivorous reptiles. They are distinguished from lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. They are known as 'squamates' and are covered in overlapping scales. There are over 2,900 species of snake.
Snakes are thought to have evolved from lizards during the mid-Cretaceous period about 112 million years ago. Most species do not have venom. Those that do use it to kill their prey which are usually small mammals such as mice.
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This popular option is for those nature lovers who are interested in a Bird of Prey experience with a range of different species.
A whole days' experience where you will learn about, and enjoy working with our team of Falcons, Hawks and Owls.
An in-depth course designed for those thinking of taking up falconry or preparing to look after their own bird.
This option is for those who wish to share an experience with family and friends.
This option is for the keen photographer who is looking for that perfect bird of prey photo.
The Rare Breeds Centre is just one of the Life Skills projects owned and run by Canterbury Oast Trust (COT). We offer opportunities for people with learning disability to gain skills such as animal care and horticulture.
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If you would like to be part of our amazing charity we'd love to talk to you about ways to get involved as a volunteer.
Canterbury Oast Trust (COT) owns and runs the Rare Breeds Centre. COT is a charity caring for people with learning disabilities who learn life skills on our 100 acre farm.