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The Desert Roller Snake

The Desert Roller Snake (wheel of contortion)

By modifying the sidewinder’s technique, the Desert Roller Snake is able to cover great distances at high speeds. Forming a wheel-like circle by partially swallowing its own tails, a rolling snake can race across the desert dunes in search of food and water.

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Camelflage

Camelflage

After years of living in harsh, sandy desert conditions, the camel has adapted to its environment by blending almost seamlessly into the surrounding dunes. Through this use of camouflage (a.k.a. camelflage), it is able to avoid being detected by potential prey.

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