Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

The mouth is enormously distensible and the teeth are greatly reduced to accommodate a bird’s egg as large as a chicken’s.

Egg-eating snakes are primarily arboreal, and they are oviparous (egg-laying), laying each egg in a separate place. All are slender and about 76 cm (30 inches) long.

Egg-eating snakes, also known as egg-eaters, are found in Africa and specialize in eating bird eggs. These snakes can expand their mouths so wide that they can consume an egg the size of their head!

Watch as an egg-eating snake swallows a large egg, breaks the shell with its cervical vertebrae, then regurgitates it. It’s a fantastic scene! Snakes that consume eggs are non-venomous. This video shows an East African snake that eats eggs (Dasypeltis medici).