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July 10, 2024


Brazilian biologist steps on venomous snakes 40,000 times for study

(Thanks to Rick Day)


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Those boots ain't made for walkin'.

What have we learned here, Skylar?
"The study found that smaller Jararaca vipers are more likely to bite. Additionally, female snakes are generally more aggressive and prone to biting .. females are more likely to bite at higher temperatures, while males are less likely to bite at night, preferring to flee with their well-warmed bodies.
"Furthermore, the likelihood of a defensive bite is significantly higher when a snake is touched on the head compared to the centre of the body or the tail."

To which I say: DUH

And I thought we had cornered the market on silly studies here in the U.S.

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