Monday, February 1, 2010

Non-venomous snake sequesters venom from a toad


Pretty crazy. This snake, Rhabdophis tigrinus, of Japan is resistant to a species of toxic toad. After eating the toad, the snake is able to maintain the toxins in its neck glands and use them a chemical defense.





Here's the link:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1892995/

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