This is a blog created for those who, like me, love snakes and want to discover or learn something new about them and their world. I hope you enjoy the blog and help people know and respect these beautiful reptiles. In this blog, not only about snakes but also about other reptiles, so if you are interested in turtles, crocodiles, caimans, etc. This is the place for you!
The snake tries to swallow the egg, which in some cases can be twice its own size. While swallowing it, the skin is especially stretched and the scales are separated.
The egg begins to pass through the esophagus and at this point, it is still intact; the bulge in the snake’s body is very large.
Then, the movement of the egg is blocked by the vertebral teeth, which break the shell and transfer the contents inside.
Once the egg has been pierced, the snake moves its body in an “S” shape to crush the shell and release its contents further towards the stomach and push the empty shell towards the mouth.
After the egg is emptied and the shell is pushed towards the mouth, the snake opens its mouth and spills out the compacted shell.
these pictures are amazing, very rarely do we see a small snake that can swallow an egg many times its size.