How Snakes Survive Starvation

October 2007
Science Teacher;Oct2007, Vol. 74 Issue 7, p18
Academic Journal
The article discusses survival techniques used by snakes to avoid starvation. Marshall McCue, a biologist at the University of Arkansas, suggests that snakes can survive without food for months at a time by lowering their metabolic rates and can continue to grow without intake of food. McCue commented that some snakes, such as rattlesnakes, break down proteins faster than others.


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