Shovel-nosed Snake (image) Georgia Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption The shovel-nosed snake, which is found in the Mojave Desert of the southeast United States, has an elongated body and low-friction skin, which allow it to swim through sand rapidly and efficiently. It is shown here in a bed of sand in a Georgia Tech laboratory. Credit Jason Maderer Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.