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Why are there no snakes in New Zealand?

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Millions of years ago, there were snakes in what is now New Zealand. A combination of the ice-age and New Zealand's disconnection from the 'mainland', has resulted in the extinction and non-return of all land snakes. Notice, I say land snakes, because, in fact, New Zealand does get the occasional but rare visit from sea snakes.
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What is New Zealand?

A+ Students an independent nation    New Zealand is a westernised first-world country, located 1250  miles southeast of Australia, in the south-western Pacific Ocean.

Where is New Zealand?

New Zealand is an island nation located about 2000km south east of  Australia, at 41 degrees south and 174 degrees east.    New Zealand is in the South Pacific ocean,

New Zealand is in?

New Zealand is an independent, self-governing country in its own  right. It is in the southern hemisphere, within the region of  Oceania, which also includes Australia, Papu

What are the poisonous snakes in New Zealand?

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