Etiqueta: snakes

photo snake decoding smell
Decoding smells

Using an external flash placed above the snake, accompanied by a high shutter speed, allowed me to freeze one of those chemosensory licks that the snake used to try to decipher its surroundings.

Why are we afraid of snakes?

In human beings, it is very difficult to discern what is learned and what is innate in our behaviour. Despite this, the rejection most human adults feel from snakes might be an instinct inherited from our ancestors.