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Eight rare snakes hatchlings at National Zoo

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Keepers at the National Zoo were surprised by the recent arrivals of eight baby tentacled snakes to parents that they said had not produced viable young in the past four years. The snakes, named for the tentacles on their snouts, were born on Oct. 21 at the zoo. They are aquatic snakes that are ambush hunters and produce live young. "Within a few hours of being born, the snakes were already...

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