Freshly Eaten Snake Makes Amazing Escape—Find Out How
Newly published photographs show a snake fleeing from the belly of another.
A snake remarkably escaped from a larger snake that swallowed it whole on the Greek island of Corfu, according to recently published photographs.
In 2011, the wild reptile, a Dahl's whip snake (Platyceps najadum), wriggled its way to freedom after being eaten by a four-lined snake (Elaphe quatuorlineata), which was in turn killed by a pet cat. (The four-lined snake, a type of large rat snake, is common in Greece.)
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The cat's owner, Dutch national Dick Mulder, caught the event on camera at his Corfu home after he retrieved the dead snake from his garden.
"My wife, who didn't like the idea of a dead snake on her veranda, screeched that