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    If you're think about getting a pet snake, it's important to provide them with the right food and environment.

    We usually associate snakes with eating mice or frogs, but they need to drink too. This captivating video offers a rare glimpse of a thirsty reptile sucking up water from a glass. 

    Check out its forked tongue flicking in and out before it takes a deep sip – snakes have poor eyesight so they rely heavily on taste and smell to find food.

    In arid deserts, snakes flatten themselves in a coil shape and lap up the water that collects on their backs, while in the jungle they usually drink from pools or puddles. 

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