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Vine snakes: Unique video of them feeding at Academy of Sciences

Hello Gary:
At feeding time in the California Academy of Sciences’ vine snake exhibit, one blink and you might miss the action.  These pencil-thin snakes hunt fish swimming in the water below, striking with lightning speed.

We recently captured a feeding on film  and I thought you might be interested in sharing it with your blog readers.  A piscivorous arboreal (fish-eating and tree-dwelling) snake is extremely rare, and the Academy was the first aquarium in the world to display this species, thanks to our ongoing research on the reptiles and amphibians of Myanmar.
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Posted on Monday, March 22nd, 2010
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