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Why don't snakes have legs?
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Why don't snakes have legs?
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>>2036017
Then they would be lizards.
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>>2036018
There are lizards that don't have legs.
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Evolution
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>>2036018
Snakes are lizards
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>>2036017
because one of them got possessed and convinced some bitch to eat an apple. also donkeys can talk and fedoras and katanas are fashionable.
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>>2036017
More important question

how did eel evoluve?

the eelvolution of thee eel
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>>2036132
Eel is just a snake unerwater
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>>2036020
yep and they're pretty cool looking too
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>>2036187

when a snek is underwater is it an eel until it comes back to the surface?
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I still don't see how somewhere along the line they found it better to not have legs at all. Is it because of the large prey they eat? Would legs just get in the way?
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There's a theory that snakes evolved from reptiles that took advantage of a burrowing niche millions of years ago. Since then they've moved into arboreal, aquatic and other niches.
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>>2036132
finless fish
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>>2036017

Some do, particularly larger species.
They're small and insignificant though.
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>>2036192
Maybe they got tired running around on them and like just forgot they needed them and started sliding on thier bellys.
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>>2036194
Eels have fins though.
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>>2036198
no, there aren't
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This thread has bugguy argument written all over it. It's just a matter of time until he finds it.
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>>2036190
That face makes me think of Sam the Eagle
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>>2036190
That's a snake
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>>2036254
Male pythons have these vestigial legs, but they're really more spurs than legs
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>>2036265
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>>2036254
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelvic_spur
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>>2036272
So just one toe still remains neat
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>>2036265
>>2036267
>>2036272

there are a lot of animals with small and insignificant legs, that aren't vestigial legs.

Those are extremely specialized vestigial legs.

I'll give it to you tho, I didn't knew about it, so thanks for the info regardless.

>>2036264
no, that's a lizard
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>>2036285
Thore aren't legs***** my bad
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>>2036264
pls go be ratarded somewhere else
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>>2036017
>Avatism
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>>2036017
because they're lazy. you'd squirm on the ground like an idiot too if you had to get somewhere and decided your limbs were no longer part of the equation.
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