Gruesome! Is This Snake Eating itself? (GIF)

by
Sheena
Those who are avid viewers of the National geographic and Animal Planet And also of course Discovery Channel; they must have seen many snake programs and videos. They way snakes hunt their prey, their power, their beautiful skin; everything is so engaging about this creature that one cannot switch the channel until the program ends.

Those who are avid viewers of the National geographic and Animal Planet And also of course Discovery Channel; they must have seen many snake programs and videos. They way snakes hunt their prey, their power, their beautiful skin; everything is so engaging about this creature that one cannot switch the channel until the program ends.

But a snake gif that is trending on Reddit today makes you wonder why haven’t this behavior explained previously by anyone. May be it is and we have missed it but it seems really weird. After watching the gif one starts to ponder over the fact if this snake is now alive or dead!

Now you must be wondering, what is it that generates so much curiosity? Check out yourself:

Gruesome… right? How hungry it would be to do that?

Here’s one good explanation of this snake behavior by Redditor  [–]TwoHundredPonies:

Snake-owner here. One reason snakes do this is because they are agitated from getting too hot. Judging by the fact the snake is in the water bowl I would suspect this is the reason. EDIT: Snakes are cold blooded so their metabolic rate is controlled by how they regulate their body temperature, a hot snake has an increased metabolism and would likely feel hungry if it hasn't eaten recently, which could drive this behaviour.

Turning off the heat-lamp and spraying them with cool water will cause them to spit themselves out.

I hope in this case it was ok :(

Redditor [–]scubasteave2000 commented:

Well how else are you supposed to kill yourself if you have no hands?

Well, I think he is pretty much right! What do you think? Let us know with your comments.

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