Researchers quantify in high speed a viper’s strike in nature for the first time

Posted by on January 13, 2017 12:59 pm
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The antagonistic predator-prey relationship is of interest to evolutionary biologists because it often leads to extreme adaptations in both the predator and prey. One such relationship is seen in the rattlesnake-kangaroo rat system. Now researchers have captured in high speed (500 frames per second) a rattlesnake trying to capture a kangaroo rat.

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