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Tiny snake swallows an entire huge egg

Snakes might have some mighty fangs to help bring their prey down, but
those jabby little twin-spears won’t do much when it comes to tearing
apart big chunks of flesh and sinew. 

That’s why snakes have to swallow
their prey whole, which means if you’re a big snake, you get big prey,
if you’re a tiny snake, sorry, but you have to stick to tiny
prey. Except when you’re the little snake in the video below, because it obviously didn’t get the memo. 
Fortunately for it, snakes have incredibly flexible lower jaws, and
while they don’t dislocate them to fit their prey in, the two halves of
the jaw are connected to their skull via a complex system of joints.
This allows them to swallow prey that’s larger in diameter than the
snake itself.

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It then uses the bony lumps in its mouth – this snake
doesn’t have any teeth – to help break down the egg shell on the way
Then it’s time to wait for the digestion to happen. It’ll
be able to digest everything except whatever feathers the chick might
have already developed in the egg, which it will poop out later.
My favourite bit is at the 1:13 mark, when the eyes tell you everything you need to know – there’s no going back now.

Source: Digg


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