How Snakes Slither Up Trees

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Slithering climbers

Credit: Tim Nowak and Hamidreza Marvi
Without legs, snakes must get creative to slither up trees, and new research suggests they use the scales covering their bodies to make such climbs. Their…Read More »

scales and body muscles work together to push against the bark on the tree as they inch upward, the researchers said.    Less «
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