The Mangrove Saltmarsh Snake (Nerodia clarkii compressicauda) appears to use its tongue to lure its fish prey. The ‘luring tongue flicks’ were longer in duration than the normal ones, involved curling, and were only observed when the snakes were foraging for prey. This behavior has also been documented in Aquatic Garter Snakes (Thamnophis atratus) although they did not engage in the strange curling.
Hansknecht, K. (2008) Lingual Luring by Mangrove Saltmarsh Snakes (Nerodia clarkii compressicauda). Journal of Herpetology 42(1) 9–15
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Also I’ve been walking my sister’s dog in the park like every other day. Today we even ran a bit! I like this exercise over like, going to the gym.
No offense to people who do gym! My sister gyms. It’s just not me.
I’m getting three hermit crabs tomorrow! Two female Purple Pinchers and one male Ecuadorian. My first Ecuadorian! Someone made a post on Craigslist needed to rehome the babies, and since Ruth has gone under, I feel like Hermie is lonely, so I jumped on it.
I’m so excited. :)