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Discovery of a Water Snake That Startles Fish in a Way That Makes Them Flee Into its Jaws


June 18, 2009

tentacled snake Forget the old folk tales about snakes hypnotizing their prey. The tentacled snake from South East Asia has developed a more effective technique. The small water snake has found a way to startle its prey so that the fish turn toward the snake's head to flee instead of turning away. Full Story

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Vanderbilt University

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