In his research, a University of Tennessee biologist found snakes using coordinated attacks to hunt for prey based on observations which really surprised him. This is the first time a reptile has been noted to exhibit this kind of behavior, and it has more than a few people surprised.
A Curtain of Boa Constrictors Carrying Out Coordinated Attacks
“Snakes arriving at the hunting area were significantly more likely to position themselves in the part of the passage where other snakes were already present, forming a ‘fence’ across the passage, […]” says the study.
The study noted that the snakes carried out their coordinated attacks before dawn and after sunset. At the time, some of the observed specimens slithered into the passage that connected roosting to the entrance chamber. Once there, they suspended their bodies from the ceiling and got ready for hunting.
This was conducted by simply grabbing at the bats as they flew out of their roosting chamber. The scientist is shocked because this has never been scientifically recorded in reptiles ever before. Though examples of them hunting together have been seen, it has never been made clear that these were coordinated attacks.
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