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Snake Encounter

13th February -  10th April 2016

This exhibition delved into the fascinating life of snakes, bringing to light their beauty, mystery and amazing natural history. Using taxidermy, skeletal mounts and award winning photography “Snakes…” demonstrates the distinctive features and behaviours of these extraordinary creatures.

Focussing on four main types of habitat, the exhibition looks at how snakes have adapted to live there successfully. The biology of snakes is also examined with displays on anatomy, reproduction, the senses, camouflage, and feeding. “Snakes…” asks a variety of questions including: How do they reproduce and grow? How do they protect themselves from predation? How do they sense their surroundings and their prey? How are snakes able to capture prey, and how do they digest and obtain nutrition from their food? The exhibition also discusses defence and looks at the use of venom within snakes.

This was produced in partnership with: Woodhorn Museum, Blue Tokay

Image credit: Rich Kenworthy and Blue Tokay