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Snakes hear... in stereo!

By Cindy Steinle
Mon, July 18 2011 at 15:31

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Patrick - #1 - 2011-07-18 20:39 - (Reply)

Wow...that is amazeing.

JS - #2 - 2011-07-18 21:16 - (Reply)

Am I wrong, or has it been common knowledge for some time that snakes can hear this way? As I've always understood it, it's never been in question that snakes are acutely sensitive to vibrations--it's just that airborne sounds are poorly received, thus snakes don't know their own names and don't respond to the music of a snake charmer's pipe, but rather the motion of the pipe? (I've heard even some notes of airborne sound at certain frequencies may be detectable.)


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