Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Colorado Desert Sidewinder

We just learned about the Aruba Island Rattlesnake.

Another type of snake is the Colorado Desert Sidewinder.

(from: wikipedia - crotalus cerastes)

Sidewinders get their name by the interesting way that they move around.
Most snakes move along the ground face first, with their tail following along.
Sidewinders move facing sideways, like their face to the left and their tail to the right.
This helps them move better in wind blown desert sand, and when they walk they leave a J shape in the sand.

(from: wikipedia - crotalus cerastes)

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