Snake head, SEM

Snake head, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Snake (suborder Serpentes) head, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The snake's forked tongue (right) is used to detect prey by picking up scent particles from the air.

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