Ooo. This Siamese spitting cobra does not like me spying on him eating that quail egg.. -
Alright guys, i wanna dig into the subject of snakes and the art of egg-eating. There are basically 3 main ways. This first post will be about how cobras and some other snakes like rat snakes and corn, king snakes would eat eggs. The second video would give you guys a glimpse. Dunno why he went all out at that egg, not like it was gonna scramble off anywhere ;))) but normally these snakes will be raiding bird nests as well as rodent nests, stealing eggs and baby mice/rat pups from the parents before a hasty escape. They eat the egg whole and digest the shell as best they can. It all comes out in their excrement. The second method is used by many Kukri snakes, named after their sharp kukri knife tooth they use to pierce into an egg.. break a hole and suck up all the contents before leaving. The third method is used by actual Egg-eating snakes which have no teeth but a gigantic jaw-opening mechanic. Stomach juices take a while to work, they don’t have time for that.. so once they get the egg into their mouth and down to their neck.. their vertebral hypapophyses kick in. Basically a fancy name for spikes that stick down from their spine. Once the egg is under them, the snake will do a back and forth side to side motion with them.. the spines scratch and crack the egg. The snake sucks up the egg yolk and regurgitates the shell and moves onto the next one. Hope these facts weren’t too boring for you to eggnore but they’re fascinating to me and can be pretty hard to beat.