Coral snake eating another snake video goes viral
The video, posted by one Evangeline Cummings, is gruesome and strange and pretty much perfect. It shows a coral snake doing its best to feast on a fellow reptile while the two hang perilously from a branch. Oh, and a wasp is also attacking the snake, because Florida.
Coral snakes aren’t exactly known to be climbers, and nobody knows how the other snake (likely a rat snake, according to replies on the Twitter thread) ended up hanging from the branch. You can see how the coral snake reacts once the insect latches on to its head.
Coral snakes aren’t universally venomous, but the species you see here does pack a venomous bite.
Um ok, @UFEntomology and @MartaWayneUF , I believe I just witnessed a BEE 🐝 stinging a CORAL SNAKE 🐍 while the CORAL was dining on a RAT (?) SNAKE 🐍 and I need your support to process this. @UF #FloridaBackyard pic.twitter.com/djbJJGxaUk
— Evangeline Cummings (@EvieCummings23) October 17, 2019