Pareas hamptoni. Scarcely longer than an earthworm,...
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Image #cld2001083
SpeciesPareas hamptoni
LocalityThua Thien Hue, Vietnam
DescriptionScarcely longer than an earthworm, this juvenile slug-eating snake sleeps balanced on top of a fern frond. Many slug-eating snakes retain the unusual asymmetric dentition of their snail-eating ancestors, an adaptation for pulling snails out of their shells via a process known as 'mandibular walking'. 
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