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Toothless Snake Striking for Show

Occurred on August 8, 2018 / Cape Town, South Africa

Info from Licensor: "I'm a certified snake handler and was called to remove this snake that was found inside someone's house. This Rhombic Egg Eater is a harmless species common to Southern Africa. It doesn't have teeth and feeds on bird eggs. It has one of the most impressive defensive displays and terrifies most people who don't know what they are working with. They flatten their heads and strike out ferociously, but never make contact, and the winding motion of their bodies is meant to confuse birds and other airborne attackers, while making a frightening sound as it rubs its scales together. I took this video while taking a few photos before releasing it in a reserve."

Location Cape Town, South Africa
Occurred Aug-8-2018
Posted By Madison Beale
Posted On Aug-22-2019