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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.

Why do snakes have forked tongues?

In spite of the old myth a snake's tongue is not forked so it can sting you with it. The tongue has a fork in it because the Jacobson's organ in the roof of it's mouth has two pits which the snake needs to deposit particles from the air into so it can "smell". Over time animals, mostly reptiles and lizards, which make exclusive use of this method of smelling developed split tongues.

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