Category archives for snake

I find the music in this video to be completely appropriate. Below the fold is a description the nice communications lady at the CA Academy sent me…interesting stuff. By the way, if you haven’t been to the California Academy of Sciences you are missing out on one of the most state of the art museums…

Snake Uneats a Tapir

Don’t know the background here. Not for those with weak stomachs, pretty incredible though.

World’s Smallest Snake Discovered

Penn State University biologist Blair Hedges seems to have found his niche: identifying the world’s tiniest reptiles and amphibians. Having already found world record holders for the smallest lizard and frog, Hedge’s has announced the discovery of the world’s smallest snake, Leptotyphlops carlae, which grows to only four inches long. Commonly known as the Barbados…

Snakes Hear with Their Jaws

A new study by American and German scientists, published in the Physical Review Letters, has shed light on a classic zoological mystery: how do snakes hear? For quite a while, researchers did not believe that snakes could hear, until tests performed in the 1970’s proved otherwise. Still, those tests did not explain how the snakes…