All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Common Garter Snake</strong>
<em>Thamnophis sirtalis</em>
It took 10 attempts to get this picture with the tongue sticking out! Snakes smell by flicking their forked tongues. The ends of the tongue are placed into pits in the roof of the mout...
Common Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis
It took 10 attempts to get this picture with the tongue sticking out! Snakes smell by flicking their forked tongues. The ends of the tongue are placed into pits in the roof of the mouth (called the Jacobson's organ) where the odor molecules are processed.

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