A Tale of Two snakes


24 Responses to “A Tale of Two snakes”
  1. cribcat says:

    Tastes like chicken!

  2. jenni says:

    what kind of snake is the big black one?

  3. Empress says:

    Probably a blacksnake. *cracks up*

  4. chris says:

    The black snake may be an Eastern Indigo or Rat Snake. The location of the photos would help narrow it down.

  5. sir jorge says:

    I see that, and I run like the dickens.

  6. mitchell says:

    what, no hot sauce?

  7. deb says:

    That was absolutely amazing!

  8. Charlie says:

    The black snake is a King Snake, or Rat Snake, as Chris said. They are notorious for eating snakes, namely poisonous ones, yet they aren’t poisonous themselves.

  9. Shannon nicole says:

    The large black snake is an eastern indigo. they are a really neat snake, they are nonvenomous, and they don’t constrict! They are immune to the rattler’s venom, and rattlesnakes actually know it, and will not even try and bite the snake. Indigos literally just grab their prey, alive, and start swallowing it. Don’t get caught with one unless you have the permit to keep them šŸ˜‰

  10. rrrrrrrrr says:

    Think about this for a second. People are lauding the ‘neatness’ (In a bemused sense) of this photographing. Remember what you are looking at though. You are looking at one animal literally eating another whole and alive. I don’t have too much of a problem with this, since I know nature is hilariously cruel but imagine a foreign species, larger then ourselves, looking at photographs of a 6 foot 300 pound man eating a 2 foot 35 pound child and asking what race is the man and adding in their little human trivia. Oh and of course some witty little puns. šŸ˜‰

    Life’s a lot more creepy if you can muster up some empathy.

  11. mee says:

    well that broke the joke, you fekkin idiot!

    one can have empathy… but not for snakes: snakes feel no right or wrong, neither do they make conscious decisions about anything.

    *musters..musters..MUSTERS.. no, nothing…*

  12. Technetium says:

    Don’t try to get all preachy. It’s a freakin’ snake eating another snake. It happens all the time and it’s totally awesome.

  13. herp enthusiast says:

    Yeah, your analogy rrrrrr is just wyrd. The two snakes are from extremely different families. Like Human and I don’t know Lemur???? Charlie, Rat snakes do not consume other snakes. I think from the quality of the photos, size of snake(s) its probably an Eastern King Snake, not an Indigo. It has bands, just not real distinct(age/size/pre-molt)

  14. Boob Biter says:

    Photoshopped, the pixels are all wrong.

  15. timmy says:

    shut the fuck up, hippy

    besides, its clearly shopped

  16. Jake says:

    That thing come by my house I kill it! Damn nature you scary!

  17. dustin says:

    snakes are fukin nasty creatures kill em all

  18. Me says:

    wonder if it shits it out the same way

  19. plfx says:

    Eat the hose, next!

  20. Brandon M. Sergent says:

    Additional perspective:

    Because this snake is cold blooded, he’s not going to have to eat again for a very long time.

    And since he ate his(?) victim face first, it probably smothered in short order.

    And his victim was a snake, a predator himself.

    My point?

    Humans are warm blooded, Thus we eat more often by like a factor of 10(?).

    We only recently started killing what we eat quickly. For a long time it was spears and running till you bleed to death. In fact we’re pretty famous for torturing our food, ask any animal rights group or anthropologist.

    We eat plants and prey animals, and almost never predators. Since when did our food have a chance to eat us back? The Ice Age?


    This snake is more just then our entire species since it’s capable of living on the proceeds of infrequent, fair, quick fights.

    I see a magnificent organism, and probably it would look on us with the same horror and revulsion expressed here.

    Thank you.

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  22. friedlinx says:

    Photoshopped…you can tell.

  23. Jerk says:


  24. Shannon nicole says:

    what’s wrong with you guys?! Do you not understand that it is commonplace for indigo snakes to eat other snakes, namely, rattlesnakes?! This is not photoshopped, this is a real life event that happens on a daily basis! Why would someone photoshop something like this when they could just go outside and photograph it happening? This is not some rare, spectacular event. It’s a snake, eating another snake. It’s a very common thing. They are immune to the venom of the rattlesnake. indigo’s are not the only snake to prey upon rattlers. Kingsnakes eat them quite often also!

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