SNAKES: silent assassins and surprising survivors

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By Collie Ennis & Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media, Collie Ennis, and Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Weird, tubular animals or geniuses of evolution?
While Collie feeds his various constrictors, we hear how snakes are THE ultimate survivors.
The can unhinge their jaws to swallow enormous prey items. They also have wily ways with their windpipes that stops them suffocating when ingesting a huge meal.
And, when it comes to defending themselves, they have some stinky weapons up their, er, sleeves.
Oh, and they have two penises. Seriously.
Snakes rock.
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Further reading:

Have a look at this great BBC video that shows how a snake breathes while eating a huge meal.
Check out this mad video about the ancient, ginormous Titanoboa snake.
Herpetological Society of Ireland website: https://thehsi.org/
Music:
Podington: Curious, Algo Rhythm, Chauncy.
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