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Ambushing Prey May Make Snakes Vulnerable

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April 2, 2002
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Some species die out after their habitat is disturbed while others continue to thrive -- the big question is why? New research shows that part of the answer for threatened Australian snakes is that they ambush their prey instead of hunting actively. This work may help conservationists identify at-risk snakes before it's too late.

Some species die out after their habitat is disturbed while others continue to thrive -- the big question is why? New research shows that part of the answer for threatened Australian snakes is that they ambush their prey instead of hunting actively. This work may help conservationists identify at-risk snakes before it's too late.


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