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How Do Snakes 'see' In The Dark? Researchers Have An Answer

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  1. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Certain species of snake -- think pit vipers, boa constrictors and pythons, among others -- are able to find and capture prey with uncanny accuracy, even in total darkness. Now scientists have discovered how these creatures are able to convert the heat from organisms that are warmer than their ambient surroundings into electrical signals, allowing them to 'see' in the dark. 6d9wipdGDOU.gif

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  2. e.shell

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    Thank you for posting this.

    Sounds like the scientists 'discovered' something we all knew (since Ross Allen and his blindfolded rattlesnakes, at least), and have now applied the correct technical name to it. I visited the Ross Allen Institute in FL as a child in the '60s and was quite amazed.
     

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