Quiz: How Does This Snake Kill Its Prey?
How Does This Snake Kill Its Prey?
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

Mention snakes to some people and they will run a mile. Show them a snake, and they will run a mile more!

How do you rank in that regard? In all seriousness, snakes are fascinating creatures. They are really a varied species and come in many shapes, sizes, and levels of deadly!

And they are deadly for a number of reasons. Obviously, we all think of snakes that bite first. Those fangs are perfectly made to help inject poison into a hapless victim, usually its prey. Once the poison does its work, and the prey is incapacitated, the snake has his ready meal!

Other larger snakes make use of constriction as a way to kill their intended victim. First, they catch them and then slowly wrap their bodies around them, squashing the life force out of the hapless prey. Once done, they too have a meal ready and waiting.

Some snakes even hunt their victims and eat them whole when they catch them. Yes, while they are still alive. Eeew! That can't go down to well...

But would you be able to tell which method a snake would use? For example, a rattlesnake. Would it use venom, eat whole or constrict its victim.

Let's sssssseeeee how you do.

Good luck!

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