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Image of the Day: Swift Snake

A long body and low-friction skin help the Mojave Desert-dwelling shovel-nosed snake maneuver quickly through the sand, X-ray videos reveal.

The Scientist Staff

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, PERRIN SCHIEBEL

(See “Locomotor benefits of being a slender and slick sand-swimmer,” Journal of Experimental Biology, 2014.)

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