How These Snakes Evolved to Spit… IN YOUR EYE

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If you spook a spitting cobra, it might literally shoot venom at your eyes… And our ancestors might have caused them to do this, evolutionarily speaking.

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Sources:
https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abb9303
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.1995.tb02743.x
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