Mokele-mbembe (mokele) wrote in wtf_nature,
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Snake Tears Apart Crab!

Snakes, as everyone knows, are to coolest damn animals *ever*, and do some really strange things, including swallowing tremendous items, gliding between trees, and having massive orgies in Canada.

In terms of swallowing huge things, most snakes are quite remarkable - all snakes are predators, and some quite spectacular ones, with an African rock python found by explorers having swallowed a 140-lb boar. Usually, the snake swallows the prey head-first, so all the limbs simply "fold down".

But some things are just too ungainly to swallow whole, such as crabs. So what do they do?

They rip the crab apart!



Tags: crab, crustacean, feeding, invertebrate, reptile, snake
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