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    Can snakes put themselves in a knot?

    Without realising can snakes put themselves in a knot?


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    Sure...but not something they can't get out of. Why do you ask?

    I'd be far more concerned with humans (children or ?) doing evil things TO them than with snakes doing this to themselves.
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    Re: Can snakes put themselves in a knot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Sure...but not something they can't get out of. Why do you ask?

    I'd be far more concerned with humans (children or ?) doing evil things TO them than with snakes doing this to themselves.
    Just curious. Didn’t know if they’d be able to get out of it.


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    Was looking online and came across this image


    It looks like my electrical cords.

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    Re: Can snakes put themselves in a knot?

    Quote Originally Posted by scobro View Post
    Was looking online and came across this image


    It looks like my electrical cords.
    Could only imagine what’s going through it’s head.

    If that snake couldn’t get outta that, how could a person be able to do it without braking bones?


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    That picture looks like that snake had help getting tied up like that. Sad..

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    That is very clearly two snakes, one of which is subduing the other

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    Re: Can snakes put themselves in a knot?

    Agreed with the above statement!

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    It happened to one of Brian Barczyk's snakes, it can happen but is extremely rare, it's at 1:04 into the video:
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    Re: Can snakes put themselves in a knot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Valyndris View Post
    It happened to one of Brian Barczyk's snakes, it can happen but is extremely rare, it's at 1:04 into the video:
    OK, I only watched the beginning of this video because there's only so much I can take of hyper-Brian, but here's my take on this:

    I've kept various king snakes over the years & I once had a king snake (an albino Cal-king & by that time she was old, so maybe a bit senile?) that tried to eat her own tail.I kid you not (knot?)... The "knotted" L. g. brooksi in this video looks like she may have been having a similar "moment": she may have smelled prey on her from a prior meal, & tried to "catch it", only catching herself & refusing to let go. Had this been MY snake, I'd NOT have been trying to un-tie the snake -but hey, we're talking about Brian here, & making a show... since pulling on a snake can injure it grievously. I'd have set this snake in a large bowl of shallow water (after a rinse off) where the "enticing aroma" that got her into this would have washed away, & she'd have loosed up on her own. Even at this point, she COULD have un-tied herself, but it's just that we're talking "king snake" here & they aren't always the brightest bulb in the forest. They can be extremely prey driven.
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