Health and Beauty

eyelash viper

Why do some snakes have horns?

Desert-dwelling species with horns might, it has been suggested, somehow gain protection from sand grains thanks to their horns [Desert horned viper shown here, from wikipedia]. One idea is that, when the snake is submerged in the sand, the horns are bent down and therefore protect the eyes (Cohen & Myres 1970). I find this doubtful as the horns are rarely long enough for this, and are they really flexible enough to allow this? And since when do snake eyes need protection from sand grains anyway? (snakes lack eyelids but most possess a specialised transparent scale, the brille or spectacle, over the eye. This is shed with the skin). I wonder if supra-orbital horns might somehow help keep sand grains clear of the eyes when the snake is lying at the sand surface, slightly submerged, but then this doesn't quite follow, as wind-blow sand doesn't move around an obstacle; rather, it gathers up around it. Someone should look into this. In the same vein, it has also been suggested that the horns help deflect vegetation from the eyes when the snake is moving through undergrowth. Again, I am sceptical given that the vast majority of snakes do fine scooting through the undergrowth without horns.

where can i get a golden eyelash viper?

i have already looked up breeders in my state, and no one seems to have them, and if they did they are gone

try htm
also try here Proven Breeder Golden Eyelash/$300ea,contact :
Phone: 864-386-0543 Email: in the classified section

Costa Rica if you want to catch 1 yourself . Otherwise try , or

What culture finds the golden eyelash pit viper beautful?

A golden eyeleah pit viper is inditious to the costa rican rain forest.

The culture is: Costa Rican