Hungry Wild King Snake Attack Clelia Eats Another Snake
December 14th, 2015 | by Web Desk
Within the depths of South America, a video gone viral captures the very hungry Clelia king snake eating another snake. Known for a rapid tongue flickering, the wild snake comes across a poised Bothrops snake. Overcome by its hungry state, Clelia the king snake spares no time in making its move. Since Clelia is known to be non-venomous, it issues its attack via deep snake bites and forceful twists. Within three strikes, Clelia manages to bite the Bothrops in the head, rendering it completely immobile and defenseless.
The Bothrops oozes serum from the king snake’s bite. With a forceful twist, Clelia uses its own weight to rotate the Bothrops’ head ensuring its victory. Inch by inch, the hungry snake swallows the wild Bothrops and within minutes Clelia happily continues about its journey through the vast planes of South America. The wilderness is home to a unique way of life, but perhaps most interesting of all would be this king snake eating another snake.
The snakes have an enzyme that breaks down the venom from poisonous snakes . The enzyme therefore minimizes the effects the king snake may suffer after eating rattle snakes and copper heads . Eastern King snake lives on land mainly but tends to live near sources of water e.g. streams to get food easly . King snakes are well adapted on preying on other venomous snakes making them exceptional reptiles. King snakes are predated on by birds as well as other animals e.g. badgers. The snakes are non-poisonous. The snakes have different defense mechanisms for survival. They produce an angry hiss when rattled in addition to striking and biting although they are nonpoisonous .
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