Reptiles

Venomous Snakes Can Poison One Another

If a snake bites itself, will it be harmed by its own venom? Scientists say that the digestive enzymes in a snake's stomach take care of that so it doesn't even have to be immune when it's eating its own prey. And while a snake bitten from another snake of the same species likely won't suffer much damage, it can still be hurt by a venomous snake of another species if bitten.

Flying Reptile Nom Noms

The more we learn about ancient animals and their behavior, the more facinating they seem. Many ancient creatures seem like alien life forms for as much as they don't resemble today's creatures, and with so much ocean life left to explore, how could we possibly ever get bored with this subject? Take prehistoric sharks, for example. The Squalicorax, it has been found out, used to dine on the pterosaur, otherwise known as a flying lizard.

Glowing Sea Turtles

In 2015, the first-ever bioflourescent reptiles were located near the Solomon Islands and ever since then, people are wondering what other glowing animals might be out there. The "glowing sea turtles" are also known as hawksbill sea turtles and they completely caught marine biologists by surprise--quite literally. A bioflourescent sea turtle simply swam by while a team was out collecting data.

Lies and the Lying Critters Who Tell Them

You might think that humans are the only creatures who know how to lie, but there you would be completely wrong. Many animals are well practiced at the art of deception, using lies to increase their own chances of survival. National Geographic just published a great list of such creatures and you might be surprised at who the lying liars are!

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