The African egg-eating snake- most ingenious piece of machinery

The African egg-eating snake has a most ingenious piece of machinery for opening eggs. It has the similar features like all snakes but it varies due the ability of eating its desired specie in a different manner. Its unhinge lower jaw also help him to swallow a large meal easily.

In addition, this snake has sharp spikes behind its head, which point downwards into its throat. As the snake forces the whole egg down its throat, the spikes neatly slice the eggshell open. The rich yolk is squeezed out and swallowed and the snake regurgitates the crushed shell.

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