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Old 11-24-03, 10:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I would have to say that snakes aredriven more by instinct.
The reason is that most snakes have poor eyesight at best and they have very poor hearing at best so most of their information is collected through their tongue flicking, Through this they can recognize food and individual people but i doubt it will help them get out of a lobster trap very quickly. Also i would think that teaching an animal to do tricks would be difficult if the animal can't hear you or see you.
Some of the believed to be more inteligent snakes eg;Mombas,king cobras and rat snakes are also believed to have the best vision

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