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Snake Pits: Viper heat sensors locate cool spots

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11:09am, June 18, 2003

Researchers who glued minuscule plastic balls onto the faces of live rattlesnakes say the project has revealed the first experimental evidence of an overlooked role for the viper's heat-sensing organs. The newly tested function: finding places for the desert snake to hide from the scorching sun.

Rattlesnakes can sense heat

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