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Mystery Solved: How Snakes Climb Trees

Wildlife<p><b>When climbing a tree, a snake thinks “safety first,” according to new research published Tuesday in Biology Letters.</b><p>Instead of gripping the tree with just enough force to keep from sliding back down, snakes overcompensate and grip with a force that far exceeds what’s necessary. Researchers …

Tree-hugging snakes squeeze tight for safety

<b>When a snake climbs a tree, it squeezes the trunk up to five times harder than necessary, according to a new study.</b><p>For the first time, biologists have measured the force exerted by climbing snakes, using pressure sensors on a vertical pipe, wrapped in tennis grip.<p>All 10 of the snakes in the study …

Red and green 'wings' keep these lizards safe - Futurity

A type of gliding lizard in Borneo mimics falling leaves to escape the attention of predators.

Zoology

Blood-Squirting Lizards and More Awesome Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.11.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p>Don't Do Drugs …

Bay Area Rainfall Ushers in Mating Season for Amorous Amphibians

We’ve had so much wonderful rainfall this week that's been collecting in puddles, soaking into the ground and bringing our commutes to a slow crawl. …

Natrix tesselata

Pacific Rattler

Herpetology- Basic facts you need to know about snakes

Hampton’s Slug-eating Snake (Pareas hamptoni) in Vietnam

Herpetology iguana disscetion

Pythons and boas shed new light on reptile evolution - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A new study into pythons and boas has for the first time found the two groups of snakes evolved independently to share similar traits, shedding new …

Scientists discover kinky new ‘hands-free’ sex position in frogs

Researchers in India have discovered a new sex position for the Bombay night frog.<p>According to their observations, the male of the species grasps a …

Nature

Breeding Emerald Tree Boas

By Steve Volk and Rico Walder<p>Steve Volk<p>Breeding emerald tree boas (<i>Corallus caninus)</i>, although challenging, is an extremely rewarding and gratifying …