WHAT IS IT? It’s never easy to consume snails with finesse, but a snail-sucking snake is better equipped than most of us to style it out. Its flexible jaws can be squeezed into mollusc shells in order to winkle out the tasty contents.
WHERE IS IT? Five new species have just been described following expeditions to Ecuador and Peru. Rapidly diminishing habitat means that four of them are at immediate risk of extinction. The scientists behind the work decided to auction their naming rights in order to raise funds for the purchase of a 72-hectare forest plot containing at least two of the species. SB
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This newly described snake has an unusual way of eating snails.