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

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    A brown tree snake in a tree in Guam.
    Bjorn Lardner
    A new study shows a species of tree snake uses an unprecedented form of locomotion in order to climb objects like trees.
    The brown tree snake loops its body into a lasso around wide, cylindrical objects in order to ascend them.
    This lasso technique likely helps the snake scale wider trees and hunt birds nesting in the canopy.
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    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...
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