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    Blind ratsnakes that eat bats!!

    Check this out!

    https://www.newsweek.com/inside-mexi...snakes-1579139

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    That's great! And I think if you're going to eat bats for sustenance it probably helps to be blind too?
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    Re: Blind ratsnakes that eat bats!!

    When I see my King snakes and Corns slithering over and past warm thawed mice it makes me wonder how on earth they ever survive in the wild


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    I would think the wings would make them hard to eat but the snakes seems to be managing it just fine.
    Last edited by Trinityblood; 03-28-2021 at 05:28 PM.

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    Re: Blind ratsnakes that eat bats!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    When I see my King snakes and Corns slithering over and past warm thawed mice it makes me wonder how on earth they ever survive in the wild


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    Pretty sure they work up a better appetite? Same for fussy BPs & other snakes?
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    Re: Blind ratsnakes that eat bats!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trinityblood View Post
    I would think the wings would make them hard to eat but the snakes seems to be managing it just fine.
    That must be why so many of our snakes "practice" these challenges by taking prey backwards?
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    Re: Blind ratsnakes that eat bats!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trinityblood View Post
    I would think the wings would make them hard to eat but the snakes seems to be managing it just fine.
    It's probably not as difficult as you'd first suppose. Bat wings are mostly stretched out skin with a few long finger bones, they presumably get "folded up" as the snake consumes the body.

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    Re: Blind ratsnakes that eat bats!!

    This was a nice read.


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    Re: Blind ratsnakes that eat bats!!

    Awesome! thanks for sharing

    My family is originally from Yucatan, next trip down there definitely need to check this cave out!
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