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Hunting
The Public is hereby notified that hunting is strictly prohibited on lands of Chaguaramas Development Authority comprising the North-Western Peninsula, Chaguaramas, and the Offshore islands of Monos, Huevos, Gaspar Grande, Chacachacare and Gasparillo.
Persons found hunting on lands of the  Authority shall be prosecuted pursuant to the Trespass Act Chapter 11:07 and Conservation of Wildlife Act Chapter 67:01 of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago or any other relevant law for the time being in force.


Animal Classification

Carnivore, meaning 'meat eater' is any animal with a diet consisting primarily of meat, whether it comes from animals living or dead. 

Omnivore
are species that consume both plants and animals as their prime food source. They are opportunistic, general feeders not exclusively adapted to eat and digest either meat or plant material exclusively. 

Herbivore,
is generally limited to animals eating plants. Fungi, bacteria and protists that feed on living plants are usually termed plant pathogens. Flowering plants that obtain nutrition from other living plants are usually termed parasitic plants. 

Troglobite 
is an animal that lives entirely in the dark parts of caves. Such creatures have become specially adapted for living in total darkness and over time they have evolved to develop enhanced senses of smell, taste and vibration detection, while losing anatomical features that are unessential without light, such as functioning eyes and pigmentation.
Endangered Animals  

An Endangered Animal is an Animal that is in risk of becoming extinct. 

The Endangered animals of Trinidad and Tobago are protected by the CONSERVATION OF WILD LIFE Chap 67:01 Laws of Trinidad and Tobago. 


The Ocelot (Felis pardalis)  
The Porcupine (*)  
The Pawi (pipile pipile) 
The Yellow Headed Parrot (*) 
The Blue and Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)
The Leatherback Turtle (*) 
The Manatee (Trichehus manatus) 

Some of the animals in Trinidad and Tobago are protected by Law in an effort to prevent them from being endangered. These Protected animals are The Macjuel (boa constrictor) and The Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber)
Snake facts  

Snakes do not sting , Snakes bite.


Snakes have no urinary bladder.

Snakes have sebaceous glands known as the Harderian or Harder's gland. This gland is associated with the eye and secretes an oily fluid that serves to lubricate the nictitating membrane.


In secretions of the Harder's gland contribute to saliva, thus facilitating lubrication of captured prey before swallowing.


The heart of the snake is three chambered.


The left lobe of the lungs is smaller than the right or is altogether absent.


As a snake moves, it flicks its forked tongue rapidly in and out . It is actually picking up chemical particles from the air and the ground. When the snake withdraws its tongue, it passes these particles from the air into a "smelling" organ called the Jacobson's organ.


Before the snake sheds its skin, the eyes appear milky. This is because the dead skin is separated from the living skin underneath it. Snakes shed their skin in one piece. The skin starts to peel off the head, it then turns inside out until the skin is completely separated form the rest of the snake.


Lacking teeth, snakes must swallow their meal whole, and  since the dinner is often several times the girth of the dinner, the snakes must make some allowances for the victims different sizes, snakes have an unusual design of their jaws, allowing them to swallow huge prey.


Constrictive snakes wind themselves around the prey tightening their coils until their prey no longer breathes. 
  
SNAKES move in (4) Four ways:-

CONCERTINA - The Snake bunches it's body up, gripping the ground under its head. it then throws its head forward gripping with it's tail.


SERPENTINE - The Snake throws its body into sideways waves, pressing against bumps and stones in the ground.


SIDE-WINDING - A few snakes use this method for moving over sand. The Snake rapidly pushes its body to the side and gradually moves forward as he pushes itself.


TRACTION -  Some snakes crawl in a straight line. They use the broad scales on the underside to drag themselves along.