A resident of Alabama shared a video where she witnessed a snake eating another snake in her backyard.
Last month, Karen Vick Scarbrough from Camden City took Facebook Post a few photos and some video clips of two snakes fighting. They are identified as bronze-headed snakes, whose name comes from their bronze color, and a king snake.
It ends with one animal eating another animal. She said in the title: “I’ve heard of this, and I’ve seen photos, but I have never seen it myself.”
Scarbrough only realized the battle after hearing her dog barking and going to investigate.She told McClatchy News that her dog had been Bronze-headed snake A month ago.
Copper-headed snakes usually grow to two to three feet long and are poisonous snake All over the southern and eastern United States.This species is also known as Salamander, Responsible for more poisonous According to reports, there are more snakebites in the United States than anywhere else National Geographic. This is partly because they are widely distributed, but also because they can tolerate life in developed areas.
However, their bites are rarely fatal, and children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk.
“When we realized that these were two snakes, we were shocked,” Scarborough said. “From the time we saw the two snakes until the king snake completely ate the copper-headed snake, the entire encounter lasted about an hour.”
King snakes are common in the United States and are known for killing and eating other snakes. They are well-known predators of copper-headed snakes and are immune to their venom.
King snakes do not have their own venom, so they kill their prey by wrapping themselves around the prey and squeezing another animal.
Like other snakes, they also eat lizards, rodents, birds and eggs. If king snakes eat large enough, they may not eat for several days.
As of Thursday morning, a video of a king snake eating a copper-headed snake taken by Scarborough has been viewed more than 250,000 times.
The Alabama Bureau of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries shared Scarborough’s video on its Facebook page last week, with the text: “This happens when you take a copper-headed snake into a king snake fight. .”
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) And the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the United States is estimated to have 7,000 to 8,000 snake bites each year, of which about 5 are fatal.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if people do not seek medical attention, these deaths will be much higher.