Asked in Snakes
Why do some snakes have forked tongues?
All snakes have forked tongues. A snake uses its tongue to smell, flicking it out to collect odor molecules, and the flicking them up into the Jacobson's organ, a sensory organ in the roof of the mouth. The fork gives a snake's smell a sense of direction, by figuring out which fork carries the strongest smell. ...
How do garden snakes use their tongues to eat their prey?
The tongue of a snake does not play a role in eating and swallowing as it does for humans. Rather, snakes use their tongues to smell. The forked shape allows them a direction sense of smell to help the snake find prey. ...
Asked in Books and Literature
Where is the forked tongue on extreme challenger you spy book?
One forked tongue is one of the snakes by the dinosaur and the other is one of the blue monsters snakes tongue. ...
Asked in Care of Reptiles, Reptiles, Snakes, Microbiology
What do snakes use their tongues for?
breathing Wrong! The snake's tongue is an olfactory (sense of smell) organ. they smell with them. They stick the tongue out and then move each forked half into pockets in their head. There are sensors in the pockets that act like smelling. That is why their tongues are always going into the air and back into their heads. ...