Good Natured in St. Charles: Randy Ratsnake quite the snake charmer

Are there any animals more misunderstood than snakes? So many myths exist that I’m tempted to just list them all:Snakes are slimy.Snakes hypnotize their prey.Snakes can sting with their tongues.Snakes unhinge-detach-dislocate their jaws when they feed.Whoa! Hold on a minute there. That last little bit of fiction is heard so often, it’s widely accepted as truth. But you know what? It’s not. Just take a look at my friend Randy here.Randy Ratsnake is one of nine snakes that call the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center home.