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Snakes, Thought To Be Solitary Eaters, Coordinate Hunts, Study Shows

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  1. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Snakes, although as social as birds and mammals, have long been thought to be solitary hunters and eaters. A new study shows that some snakes coordinate their hunts to increase their chances of success. caFy2YfXpbY.gif

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  2. Merlin

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    I have seen footage of the boas hunting bats and to me it was more a case of snakes massing in the presence of a big food source. The early arrivals get in and grab a spot and then the later arrivals fill in closer to the cave mouth. I saw nothing that remotely resembled a coordinated effort to wall them off.
     

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