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Do Snakes have taste buds?


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December 10, 2008 6:39PM

Instead of taste buds, snakes have a set of small openings on the roof of their mouths that have olfactory nerve endings, where a snake can smell-taste a prey animal or another snake or lizard. The ends of the forked tongue fit into grooves of the Jaconbson's Organ which is where the scent particles are processed.