Just make sure the house isn’t near a tree or overhang where the snake can crawl down from the top. The Exo Terra Jungle Vine is a twistable, bendable, and waterproof branch for making two-dimension climbing obstacles for your reptiles or for expending their living area. I also use slinky on some of my bird feeders to keep squirrels from climbing up! It isn’t easy for the snakes. It wraps its tail around a tree or pole in a lasso-like grip. Snakes normally climb trees using concertina locomotion, named for the accordion’s hexagonal cousin. Subscribe on YouTube if you w… Climbing branches are entertaining toys for snakes. If you are a DIY expert, twisting it together will create a natural-looking 3-dimension climbing area for your reptile with a natural look and feel. Some snakes even fly. But they definitely can’t crawl over it to get up a pole. Basic Snake Biology: Snakes of all kinds have a very good sense of smell and in fact, it's better than ours. Some swim, while others sidewind across sand. Snakes do a lot more than slither. A species of snakes has developed a never-before-seen climbing technique -- looping themselves into lassos to slither up trees and poles, according to new research. But it works. Then it wriggles to propel itself up. In concertina climbing, snakes grip a tree trunk or pole at two anchor points. It isn’t easy for the snakes. This is my first attempt and building robots using serpentine locomotion, but it won't be my last! Then it wriggles to propel itself up. It wraps its tail around a tree or pole in a lasso-like grip. Suzanne says: January 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm. Snakes also really enjoy exploring tunnels, climbing on rocks, and hiding in fake plants. The brown tree snake has a brand-new trick for climbing trees. – then hiring an exterminator or calling animal control may be your first line of defense and truly the only way to get rid of the snake problem. And this looping trick lets these snakes slowly make it up structures that would otherwise be too wide to climb. Some swim, while others sidewind across sand. Then it wriggles to propel itself up. The brown tree snake has a brand-new trick for climbing trees. Works just as well for that. Good luck and thanks for asking! Snakes love to investigate new things, hiding places, and smells, just as they would in the wild. Here are some tips for keeping snakes away from bird houses: Call an Exterminator: If the snakes are truly a problem (and let’s face it, most of us do not really like snakes!) We've all seen how a snake flicks it tongue and it's this flicking of the tongue that is picking up minute molecules of scent on the air. It wraps its tail around a tree or pole in a lasso-like grip. The brown tree snake has a brand-new trick for climbing trees. You can bend them into different shapes to give your snake new ways of navigating its enclosure. The brown tree snake’s movements seemed strange, but the time-lapse footage did not make it entirely obvious if the movements marked a new mode of locomotion. Bioinspired Robotic Snake: I was inspired to begin this project after seeing research videos of both tree climbing robotic snakes and robotic eels. Some snakes even fly. Snakes do a lot more than slither. It isn’t easy for the snakes. Tree snake (Image credit: Tim Nowak and Hamidreza Marvi ) They discovered the scale-y skill by watching corn snakes climb channels inclined at up to 60 degrees from horizontal. But it works.