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Do snakes blink?

The snake does not have the eyelids and every eye has the cover of an eye scale. These are the scales which protect the eyes against the injury and they prevent eyes against being dried out. The snakes cannot close the eyes and they may not blink and they do sleep with the eyes open. The snake that you see with open eye, it may be already asleep. The eye scales are the part of the skins and they may shade with other scales. Before shedding, the skin become dull and the eye scales get opaque and cloudy. The reason for this, it is because the snake starts to secrete a milky fluid between the new skin and the old skin when shedding.



While shedding, the snake can rub the snouts against something up the time that the old skin may start to split. They will then work and peel the skin back from the lips up to the tails and they will be turning inside out like a stocking. The snake will shed the skin in just one piece and the eye scales are obvious on the shed skin.

The snakes do live close to a ground and they get the dust, bits of the vegetation and the grit in the feces since they will be moving around in the natural habitat. The spectacles will protect the sensitive corneas from the damage or scratches. A thin membrane will not lie at once on a corneas and but it will be separated by the thin layers of the tearlike or fluid secretion that will moisten eyes. The scientist does study the snake eyes to be able to make even better lenses.

Most reptiles do produce the tears and the fluid found between the spectacles and retinas is produced by the tear glands that it is found behind the lenses. The pair of the nasolacriminal ducts may drain the fluid in the space in the roof of a mouth. Since the tears may not overflow in the eyelids as they do with the mammals. This is the reason why it is said that the snake will never cry. Sometime, people may think that the snake is menacing because of non-blinking but sometime that snake may also be taking a nap without looking at them.

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