Instead of gripping the tree with just enough force to keep from sliding back down, snakes overcompensate and grip with a force that far exceeds what’s necessary. Researchers think that in doing this, snakes are choosing between getting up the tree more easily and decreasing their risk of falling.
Although scientists knew that snakes climbed trees and had a rough idea how they did it, no one knew exactly how much force the snakes generated to climb or how they determined how much force to use. Byrnes set out to solve that mystery and was surprised by what he found. “For a snake, being safe is way, way more important than being cost-effective,” PS: after feedback from you gives I will start giving more information in each caption instead of a short caption. I hope you guys will enjoy reading it and as always all feedback appreciated️ by @therealtarzann - 11 hours ago