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Interesting article

Postby Primogen » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:18 am

Came across this article day, an interesting little read.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2 ... yqxpvmSyCk.
If it is true for all snakes, then relocating call out snakes might be a useless exercise.
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Re: Interesting article

Postby Westley Price » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:39 am

Hmmm, that is a tough one to swallow. I would have liked to read the entire article and to see the actual results of the tracking.

I wonder whether the full article gives reference to the method f navigation.

From the abstract is seems quite conclusive; if the pythons never veered further than 22 degrees from their required bearing, that would mean that they always stayed within a 44 (lets say 45) degree "slice" of the compass, which is 1/8 of the 360 degree circle. That's quite something! It's obviously that they were aiming to go somewhere.

Here's just a cr@p graphic I quickly made in Paint showing how accurate they really were. The snakes remained in the green slice 100% of the time, which is quite something.

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Re: Interesting article

Postby Primogen » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:44 am

Here is the full article, Its not much longer, but the results are quite conclusive.
http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/ ... l.pdf+html
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