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Do snakes eat birds?

The snakes are normally carnivores and this means that they will eat the meat only and this includes other snakes. There are snakes that are hunters and others are going to wait in the ambush to get their prey. They may be tricky and they may trick the victims in order to come to them. The example is the Cantil snake and it has a bright yellow tip at the tail and it looks as a worm. The bird may not even know that it is not a worm before it had been eaten. Many types of the snakes do eat the small mammals, lizards, frogs, fish, eggs, birds, rodents and insects. The snakes do swallow the food in their whole. They may have the teeth but the teeth are used to hold, to grab or to hook the prey but not chewing. Constrictors do grab and also hold the prey when wrapping the bodies around the victim while they are constricting and tightening the coils up to the time they may squeeze last breath out of the prey and the heart will stop.



When the snake catches the birds, it will constrict on it until the time it dies. Many people always ask themselves what the snakes eat. Many people worry about meeting up with the snake and they want to know if there is any disease spread by the snakes.

The snake can eat anything that it can lay his head on regardless of its size. The snake can eat something which is ten times its head width because its lower jaw can be unhinged. They are able to unhinge the jaws since they are not able to tear up the prey so that they may eat them bit by bit. They are not able to chew on the prey also since the teeth cannot do that. There are snakes that have the fangs and they are attached on a venom sac on the head. While biting on the prey, they will put the venom in the bodies and they will wait up to the time that the prey dies or get paralyzed and swallow them.

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