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Jenna: Something I Learned

A python eatingI wanted to learn about how snakes can eat things that are larger than themselves. I want to know that because it’s interesting how they are able to do that. How?

I learned that their jaws split in four so the mouth gets larger. When they swallow their prey their skin stretches out to make room for their prey. They eat deer, pigs, chickens and much more.

Imagine if you were being eaten by a snake! It’s really cool. Snakes do have bones.

Before eating the prey, snakes wrap their body around its food and squeeze it when it moves or breathes.

Watch a video here.