Snakes don’t have arms or legs, but can they jump?

There are certain species of snake that can leap from branch to branch, getting their name ‘jumping snakes’. These snakes are tree-dwelling species such as bronzeback tree snakes and common tree snakes.

Although snakes don’t have limbs, their bodies are made up of a complex bone and muscles structure which makes them incredibly strong and powerful.

Scientists have recently been looking into the surprising ways that snakes are able to move around. These experiments and behaviour monitoring has revealed new insights into the ways reptiles are able to move.

Find out more about jumping snakes here.

Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith is a huge animal lover and has always been passionate about the wellbeing of pets. She currently has a rescue dog, Stewie and a corn snake, Samson, but has experience of looking after various different pets over the years.

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