Animals do some of the most amazing things. We human beings being at the top of the food chain and being one of the most intelligent creatures still get amazed at some of the things done by animals which we cannot do even with these two arms and legs and full reflexes. For example, have you ever thought how do snakes climb trees? They can just slither, they have no limbs and still can reach at the top of any tree.
Well the mystery seems to be resolved here!
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.