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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
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.
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