Rofous Egg Eating Snake

The Rofous Egg Eating Snake (Dasypeltis medici) is found in southeastern Kenya. It is a species in the colubrid family.

Rofous Egg Eating Snakes are non-venomous and found in forests or woods where there are a lot of birds. This is because it exclusively (only) eats eggs.

They have extremely flexible jaws and necks for eating eggs much larger than their head. They have no teeth, but they do have bony protrusions on the inside edge of their spine, which  are used to break eggshells.

It can have different colours, but is usually charcoal-black-grey and about 30-100 centimetres (12-40 inches) long.

They are nocturnal, and difficult to see at night.

Rofous Egg Easter snake

Rofous Egg Eating Snake

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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