Video: Snake cannibalism


#1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzutQey60Ew A baby king cobra dines on a water snake. (via National Geographic) READ THE REST


#2

Cool, but it's not cannibalism. If the king cobra were eating another king cobra, yes... but it's not eating its own species. It's not cannibalism, it's just dinner.


#3

Also, Kingsnakes are immune to a lot of other snake's venom, which is why they are able to eat other snakes, and presumably why they are even called 'King' snakes.


#4

I wonder if you could trick him into nabbing his own tail and becoming an ouroboros.


#5

I know. I was using the word "cannibalism" loosely. I changed it so as not to confuse anyone else. Thank you.


#6

Man, I'm glad for the little snake that he went in head first. It would suck being alive for the whole swallowing process.


#7

How am I supposed to not make a fellatio joke now?


#8

That would be why the genus is Ophiophagus.


#9

A baby king cobra eating another snake is not news. A baby king cobra being eaten by its intended prey is rather more unusual...


#10

I would not want to try to break up that fight.


#11

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