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Still Waters

Meet the woodpecker that impersonates a snake

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Still Waters

THIS BIRD’S MOTTO is fake it till you make it. Or in this case, fake it until the threat of being eaten has passed.

That’s the strategy of Eurasian wrynecks, small brown woodpeckers native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. When spooked, they bend and twist their head from side to side, often while hissing, to imitate a forest snake.


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South Alabam

Acts as goofy as Woody.

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