The shovel-nose snake is an expert swimmer – not in water, but in the Arizona desert. Researchers from Georgia Tech and Harvard used X-ray video to find out how and why these particular snakes move efficiently beneath sand. Watch this 2015 episode of ScienceTake for the full report.
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