Thursday, January 2, 2014

An Echidna's Bendy Tongue

An echidna’s tongue can be up to six inches long.

 Picture from My Wild Life

An echidna's long tongue is covered in sticky saliva that it uses to capture termites and ants.  They are able to bend it into a U shape, which allows them to block the end of a tunnel, leaving their prey no way out.

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