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TENTACLED SNAKE (Erpeton tentaculatus) ©National Geographic
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Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Snake Eyes
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sciencecenter:

The tentacled snake uses its special appendages to detect fish in the water
Aside from its helpful adaptation, the tentacled snake (Erpeton tentaculatus) is a devastatingly effective hunter. Snakes are instinctively born knowing how to lure fish into a trap formed by their J-shaped body. The snake then startles the fish with a slight movement of the snake’s abdomen, initiating the fish’s escape instinct and manipulating it to drive the fish right into the snake’s mouth. If the fish takes an alternate path, the snake strikes at the location where the fish will be milliseconds later - even before the fish has started moving.

TENTACLED SNAKE (Erpeton tentaculatus) ©National Geographic

Other photos you may enjoy:

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Snake Eyes

Leucistic Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake - Snowflake

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sciencecenter:

The tentacled snake uses its special appendages to detect fish in the water

Aside from its helpful adaptation, the tentacled snake (Erpeton tentaculatus) is a devastatingly effective hunter. Snakes are instinctively born knowing how to lure fish into a trap formed by their J-shaped body. The snake then startles the fish with a slight movement of the snake’s abdomen, initiating the fish’s escape instinct and manipulating it to drive the fish right into the snake’s mouth. If the fish takes an alternate path, the snake strikes at the location where the fish will be milliseconds later - even before the fish has started moving.

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    I LOOK AT THIS FEAT OF EVOLUTION AND ALL I THINK IS MUSTACHE SNAKE!
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    tentacled snake (tentacles on its face)
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    Ant snakes! (not as bad as wolf ants)
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