Wednesday, May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

Location: Fellmere, Rails to Trails

I am an Eastern Coachwhip
My head's black but my body is tan
If you look close you can see I'm eating a big rat
I bet you are wondering how I can!

There's a myth that says I dislocate my jaw
But that is not actually true -
I have ligaments and tendons to help me
Open wide when I need to chew.
And one last thing - though I'm non-venomous
If you try to catch me, I will bite you.

Sources: How Do Snakes Swallow Large Animals?

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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