It is often believed that snakes cannot hear. This presumption is fed by the fact that snakes lack an outer ear and that scientific evidence of snakes responding to sound is scarce. Snakes do, however, possess an inner ear with a functional cochlea. (The inner ear structure called the cochlea is a snail-shell like structure divided into three fluid-filled parts.) Scientists now present evidence that snakes use this structure to detect minute vibrations of the sand surface that are caused by prey moving. Their ears are sensitive enough to not only "hear" the prey approaching, but also to allow the brain, i.e., the auditory system, to localize the direction it is coming from. Read Complete Article ... Use this thread to discuss the article above. What are your thoughts about Snakes Locate Prey Through Vibration Waves?