How does a snake swallow its prey ?
February 1, 2007 12:02am CST
Snake catch live animals and eat them whole. They can swallow prey several times larger than their heads. This is made possible by very loosely jointed jaws which enables the mouth to be opened wide. Backward pointing teeth grip the prey while the mouth is worked over the animals. Lots of salvia helps the meal to slip down the snake's throat.