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Snakes

snake's-head

(Science: botany) The guinea-hen flower; so called in England because its spotted petals resemble the scales of a snake's head.

(Science: botany) Snake's-head iris, an iridaceous plant (Hermodactylus tuberosus) of the Mediterranean region. The flowers slightly resemble a serpent's open mouth.


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Re: Do snakes have tails???

Some snakes have tails that enable them to hold onto branches or vines to assist them in climbing trees. And of course a rattlesnake uses its tail as a warning device when it is scared. Many harmless snakes also vibrate their ...

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by elizabeth35
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:28 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Do snakes have tails???
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Re: Do snakes have tails???

Hi Victor. A snake's body is much the same as any other animal's, except that they have no limbs ears or eyelids, and they have many more ribs than other animals. They certainly have tails.

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by animartco
Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:14 pm
 
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Re: Do snakes have tails???

In a recent trivia quiz was the question "Which animal in the Chinese zodiac does not have a tail?" Answer: The Snake And I would say they do not have a neck - as Fish do not have a neck - Not all chordates have a tail - we are chordates - we do have a coccyx, but we do not call it a tail.

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by Modo
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:03 pm
 
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Re: Growth on metal pot?!

... on my cooking ware that's unidentifiable is a high concern to me, it's like if you don't know the difference between venomous and non venomous snakes you probely don't want to be touching snakes on the ground. On the the other hand I'm really intrested in what the name of this growth is, what ...

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by WillyTNo
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:30 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
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Mimicry - Mertensian/Emsleyan

... like the moderately harmful false coral snake because if something is bitten by that, it will probably live, but be very ill and so learn that snakes that look like that are best avoided. The milksnake is fairly obvious to explain. Firstly, do I understand that right? Secondly, does anyone ...

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by nicholasetew
Mon May 28, 2012 7:23 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mimicry - Mertensian/Emsleyan
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