From the “don’t mess with nature because it will kill you twice” files: The Guardian shares this video, taken in Huntsville, Ala., of a poisonous snake that doesn’t think it’s dead enough and attacks its own writhing body with its decapitated head. What? Yes. “Many snakes have reflexes for hours following their death,” the Guardian points out. We knew that in theory, but it’s kind of terrifying to see in practice. Point is, if you happen to kill a snake (in self-defense, we’re assuming) just stay the heck away from it.
Get Grist in Your Inbox
Don’t believe anything you read at Natural News
Amory Lovins’ high-tech home skimps on energy but not on comfort
This little fox loves transit. Should we tell him he just missed his stop?
Plants are poison — and that just may be why they keep us healthy
Millions alive today would have to die before the paleo diet could take over