Senses System

Snakes use their tongues not to taste their prey, but to smell their prey. Their mouth is designed so that they can stick their tongue out through a slit in their mouth without actually opening their mouth. Their tongue can pick up chemicals and particles and bring it back into their mouth, where a sensor call Jacobsen’s Organ – which is connected to the brain – can detect the smell. Snakes do have nostrils but the majority of their smelling comes from using their tongue.

 

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