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These snakes slurp snails, and that's great for farmers

Not all snakes are scary.
Snails and a snake

Escargot is the only meal on the menu for this new species of snake.

Alejandro Arteaga

Snakes slurping slimy snails—try saying that five times fast. Scientists are celebrating the discovery of five new species of snakes in Ecuador with rather strange eating habits: a modified jaw allows these serpents to scoop snails right out

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