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Old 07-31-03, 03:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yes they do. Well, one still does... I separated them, and now 2 are in rubbermaids. But when they were all in a glass terrarium together, that is when I observed this response to our voices.
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My snakes also pick up on odd sounds. Although I can't say voices. They know we are in the room before we know they know if you get what I am saying. lol.

But anyways, we whack our mice when we are feeding fresh killed and it took like two weeks and all the snakes were reacting to the sound of the screwdrive handle hitting the board we whack them on. It riles them all up now.

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I saw something about king cobras on TV,may have been Jeff Corwin,but I'm not sure.
There was speculation about the king cobra being capable of hearing sounds as they do have something of a voice.
Actually it's sort of a low breathy roar.
They recorded the "voice" and then played it back but did not receive a response from the snake.
However it does sound reasonable that some species(perhaps all) may be able to hear some frequencies. Perhaps the recording wasn't exact enough to elicit a response,I dunno.
Fact is,ears are an extension of the jawbone in all vertebrates,so even though snakes have lost all external hearing apparatus as well as their legs perhaps there remains a trace of the organs as in the spurs in pythons and boas (vestigial hind legs).
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I beleive snakes may have some ability to recognize sound, and definitely vibration, and that it varies with species. The larger the snake, the more response it seems to show to certain sounds.

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On another note, our dog behaves like he has no ears sometimes, until the vibration of the can opener gets his attention
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On another note, our dog behaves like he has no ears sometimes, until the vibration of the can opener gets his attention
Heh, our old dog, Lexx, used to respond to processed cheese wrappers.
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I saw something about king cobras on TV,may have been Jeff Corwin,but I'm not sure
it was Mark O' Shea! how dare you get them mixed up
i was really disapointed when they'd spent all that time getting a king cobra, and nothing happened!
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the recording wasn't exact enough to elicit a response,I dunno.
i thought that..... there seemed to be quite a bit of interference on the tape and it was kinda muffled/fuzzy?

my mother talks to my snake all the time and to prove to her that hes not listening i have to shout at the top of my voice.... no response...

i DO think they can feel vibrations through the ground or something because theyre touching the thing thats vibrating and can pick it up.
but dont you need ear drums or a membrane of some kind to be able to pick up air born vibrations?
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So generally opinion is that snakes can not hear but do feel vibrations through the ground via the lower jaws.

But like I said the Cobra lower jaws were not in touch with the ground.
By hear I mean picked up frequencies through the air.
Like Invictus and Marisa said they can pick up sounds. So if you were to tape that and played it for them. They should be some kind of reaction.
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na....they a more-or-less deaf but they r extreamly good at sensing vibrations but cannot see red light
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