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Diet of Snakes


All snakes are conivorous, which means thay all eat meet. Their diet consists of small mamals, amphibians, birds, fish and other snakes. The only exception is the egg Eating Snake, it eats eggs. All snakes can un-hinge their jaw so they can swallow prey whole.

A snakes diet is usually adapted to the environment it lives in. Some snakes have become highly evolved to eat creatures they come into contact with.

Sea Snakes

Sea Snakes primarily eat fish because it lives in the ocean.


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Sea Snake

Hydrophis Spiralis

Native Country(s): Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean
Habitat: Water
Diet: Fish, Eels
Size: 120–150 cm
Reproduction: Live Young

Tree Pythons

Tree Pythons primarily eat birds because they live in the trees.


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Green Tree Python

Morelia Viridis

Native Country(s): New Guinea, Indonesia, and Australia
Habitat: Rain Forest
Diet: Small Mammals
Size: 120–200 cm
Reproduction: Lays Eggs

Egg Eating Snakes

Egg Eating Snakes primarily eat eggs because they are easy to find.


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Egg-eating Snake

Dasypeltis

Native Country(s): Africa
Habitat: Forests
Diet: Eggs
Size: 30-100 cm
Reproduction: Lays Eggs

Blind Snakes

Blind Snakes primarily eat ants and termites because they live close to termite mounds.


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Blind Snake

Leptotyphlopidae

Native Country(s): North and South America, Africa, and Asia
Habitat: Rain Forest to Arid Areas
Diet: Larvae and Pupae of Termites and Ants
Size: 30 cm
Reproduction: Lays Eggs

King Cobras

King Cobras primarily eat other snakes because there easy to find.


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King Cobra

Ophiophagus hannah

Native Country(s): Southeast Asia and India
Habitat: Forests
Diet: Other Snakes
Size: 3.6–4 m
Reproduction: Lays Eggs


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