Venomous sea snakes play heads/tails

Date: 28/09/2009

Venomous sea snakes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans deceive their predators into believing they have two heads, claims research published recently in Marine Ecology. The discovery showed that yellow-lipped sea kraits (Laticauda colubrina) use skin markings and behaviour patterns to fool predators into thinking their tail is a second head, complete with lethal venom.

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