News 24 reveals that researchers in America are suggesting that snakes, a reptile which strikes fear into many people, could have helped human evolution by allowing human vision to respond quickly to the presence of danger.
“There’s an evolutionary arms race between the predators and prey. Primates get better at spotting and avoiding snakes, so the snakes get better at concealment, or more venomous, and the primates respond,” remarked one researcher.
Sounds familiar. Although I reckon that some of the slimey boneless creatures currently infesting the British left evolved from amphibians myself.