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    Cool & newly observed snake locomotion

    Hey all, this has a really cool video- I had to share so here's the link below-

    And because songs just stick in my head, now I keep humming the dance song "C'mon baby, do the locomotion!" so here's the link for that KNOW you've been sitting around too much! I can even picture the snake's motion being set to this song, lol.

    SCIENCECSU scientists discovered a snake can climb like a lasso and there's haunting video to prove it

    CSU scientists are helping to save endangered birds one creepy snake video at a time.

    Terrifying night vision video shows snake climbing pole

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    Author: Allison Sylte
    Published: 12:11 PM MST January 11, 2021
    Updated: 12:47 PM MST January 11, 2021

    DENVER — When it’s Monday morning and a study about snakes hits your inbox, sometimes it’s best to lean in, absorb some mad snake knowledge and hope there’s enough time between watching the videos and bed that they won’t permeate your dreams too much.

    These Monday morning snake revelations come courtesy scientists at Colorado State University and the University of Cincinnati, who researched something called “lasso locomotion.” According to a news release from CSU, what this basically means is that there are some brown snakes that are way, way better at climbing up trees than previously thought.

    The good news (if you’re not a snake fan)? Now might be the time to mention that this particular species of snake lives in Guam, which according to Google Maps is 6,651 miles and one ocean away from Denver.

    >>> Watch a terrifying night vision video of the snake climbing a pole like a lasso in the video player above.

    Credit: Courtesy CSU
    Here's one of the brown snakes saying "feelng cute, might delete later" (probably).

    Nevertheless, these brown snakes are quite the trouble makers on this tropical island. According to CSU, they’re capable of climbing power poles (leading to electrical outages) as well as finding prey to snack on that would be otherwise unobtainable.

    The goal of the research is to protect endangered birds from the snakes and to potentially help wildlife managers find a way to deter them.

    For what it’s worth, these brown snakes were accidentally introduced to Guam in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Soon, bird populations began to diminish – and CSU Emeritus Professor Julie Savidge began to focus her research on finding out why.

    “Most of the native forest birds are gone on Guam,” Savidge said. “There’s a relatively small population of Micronesian starlings and another cave-nesting bird, the swiftlet, that has survived in small numbers. The starling serves an important ecological function by dispersing fruit and seeds which can help maintain Guam’s forests.”

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    Lol my snake will shimmy up arm just like this. "Terrifying night vision" is too funny.

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    That video looks so eerie but it was made 100% better by the music you recommended to go along with it

    Very cool form of locomotion! I love how the snake literally forms a lasso shape with its body.

    Interestingly I have seen my BP do something similar except going in the opposite direction, he has discovered that a good way to get down from tables and chairs is to wrap around one of the legs and then slowly slide down.

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