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Pet Snakes provides easy to understand, practical information and facts to help the new snake owner take care of their animals. At Pet Snakes we want to provide information that will help you enjoy your reptile more than ever.

Can a snake really see in the dark?

Pit Viper:The pit below and to the left of the eye in this picture is the snake's infrared sensor.
Yes, using a natural infrared they are able to "see" the heat that all living creatures give off. Some, such as the Pit Vipers have more developed heat sensing organs, but to one degree or anther all snakes have the ability. For a more detailed explanation of how infrared vision works in a snake see this article

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