Seeing differences in the biological world often leads to questions about nature and nurture. Did I outperform my sibling in basketball because I inherited my mom’s quick reaction time (nature) or because I practiced more (nurture)? Is this golden delicious apple really old (nurture) or are they just a mealy apple type (nature)? Is our dog well behaved because she’s part golden retriever (nature) or because of all that puppy training (nurture)? Often the answers to such questions are not either/or. New research on venomous tiger snakes highlights just how intertwined nature and nurture can be – and how evolution has a hand in both!