Snake Catcher Blog
Don’t Stick Your Tongue Out At Me!
December 23, 2015

Anyone lucky enough to observe a snake will likely notice that the animal constantly flicks its tongue as it negotiates its environment. The reason for this is that snakes have something called the Jacobson’s organ that provides a particularly interesting sense – chemoreception. This organ is part of the olfactory system and is comprised of a patch […]

How Do Snakes Sense The World Around Them?
November 24, 2015

Humans tend to anthropomorphise other animals, thinking of their interactions, failings and abilities in a human context. While this can often make it easy for us to conceptualize complex ecological processes, it regularly fails us when considering highly adapted animals. Snakes are one such group. So what senses are important for snakes and how do […]