Did you know snakes can sometimes eat themselves?

 

Sometimes snakes will go full-on Ouroborus and begin to eat their own tails, creating a circle. However, unlike this mythical creature, it isn’t exactly about self-renewal when your pet snake does it. 

Snakes are cold blooded, which means they aren’t able to regulate their body temperatures. They need external heat sources (like the sun or a lamp, in the case of a pet snake) in order to warm themselves. But if they get too warm, they aren’t able to sweat to cool themselves down, and need to be able to find refuge in a cool, shady spot.

If snakes get too hot, they can become confused and disoriented. They also get a ramped-up metabolism, causing them to have a false sense of hunger and a desire to eat the first thing they see. As captive snakes typically live alone and food isn’t routinely consistently available to them, they end up attacking themselves. 

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Rantuckjr site profile image  

5/3/14 4:32 PM by Rantuckjr

What guy on the OG cant do what that snake is doing?

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5/3/14 4:32 PM by Rantuckjr

What guy on the OG cant do what that snake is doing?

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5/3/14 4:32 PM by Rantuckjr

What guy on the OG cant do what that snake is doing?

TFK_HossPearson site profile image  

5/3/14 4:17 PM by TFK_HossPearson

Darwinism well at work.

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5/3/14 4:17 PM by TFK_HossPearson

Darwinism well at work.

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5/3/14 4:17 PM by TFK_HossPearson

Darwinism well at work.

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5/3/14 4:10 PM by shootfighterbull

Snakes are pure evil. Actually, all reptiles besides Turtles, Tortoises, and Iguanas(and their ilk) are the foulest and deepest evil this world knows. Good riddance, this archangel of mammals says!

shootfighterbull site profile image  

5/3/14 4:10 PM by shootfighterbull

Snakes are pure evil. Actually, all reptiles besides Turtles, Tortoises, and Iguanas(and their ilk) are the foulest and deepest evil this world knows. Good riddance, this archangel of mammals says!

shootfighterbull site profile image  

5/3/14 4:10 PM by shootfighterbull

Snakes are pure evil. Actually, all reptiles besides Turtles, Tortoises, and Iguanas(and their ilk) are the foulest and deepest evil this world knows. Good riddance, this archangel of mammals says!

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5/3/14 4:01 PM by I No Kung Foo

Of course she does. I have a room set up just for her and she lives a happy life. Her and my cat are inseperatable and play all the time. Outside, there are dangers. We have a family of red tailed hawks, living behind the house, that would eat her and she knows it.



 

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