• Photos show how a tree snake makes its body into a lasso to climb and hunt prey

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement The brown tree snake loves to snack on birds.
    One of the world's most prolific invasive species, this tropical predator decimated bird populations on Guam over the last 70 years.
    Now scientists may have figured out how.
    According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, brown tree snakes can climb an object like a tree trunk by wrapping their bodies around it in a lasso shape and shimmying upward.
    Scientists have never before seen this type of locomotion in the reptile world.
    "I've been working on snake locomotion for 40 years and here, we've found a...
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