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AMAZING photos of a snake stealing eggs from a chicken nest!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dangerouschicken, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    WOW! [​IMG]
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    that's pretty cool, hooweevverrr what about this....

    a true "egg eating snake" (that's all this species eats---i almost bought one of these guys):

  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    [​IMG] OMG why doesn't it just break the shell and suck out the insides? It would be much easier, wouldn't it?
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Quote:it does it has a bone in it's vertebra that cracks open teh shell then it twists it's body and the body takes in the egg liquids and then it spits the shell out [​IMG]
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Very very cool!
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    wow, I guess snakes don't need the calcium ...? :eek:
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Loved the pics from the article. That was a beautiful snake, too. [​IMG]

    Quote:OH MY!!!! What are those? And you ca actually get them as pets? I hate having to feed animals to my snakes. That would be cool!!
  8. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Excellent shots!
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Guess snakes have to eat too and the chicken did leave them as pretty easy targets......and that would absolutely freak me out to see!!!
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2008

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