This Banded Snail-eating Snake (Sibon annulatus) has evolved enlarged vertebral scales to aid in arboreal movement. What's even more amazing is the evolution of specialized teeth on the lower jaw that are used for extracting its snail prey from the shell. How specialized! The tropics never seem to amaze me.
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