Pit Start for Snakes

“Pit start” for snakes, reported in ScienceNOW 15 November 2004. The complete item reads: “Biologists have long thought that pit vipers use the heat-sensing pits on their faces mainly to track warm-blooded prey. But a paper in the 15 November Journal of Experimental Biology finds that the pits also help the snakes gauge the temperature […]

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