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  • Stressed snakes strike first

    Stressed snakes strike first

    Snakes that are stressed may be more likely to strike during an encounter with a human, according to a new study which debunks the popular belief that the reptiles get more aggressive when handled or harassed by people. Researchers found that cottonmouths with high baseline levels of corticosterone, a hormone that is used to estimate …

    December 22, 2016