Snakes can hear more than you think

15 Feb 2023
A woma python in the wild. Image: Dr Christina Zdenek.

A University of Queensland-led study has found that contrary to popular belief, snakes can hear and react to airborne sound.

Dr Christina Zdenek from UQ’s School of Biological Sciences, in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology’s Professor Damian Candusso, played three different sound frequencies to captive-bred snakes one at a time in a soundproof room and observed their reactions.

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