Snakes are truly amazing predators. They can go for months without eating but when they do it’s usually something pretty big!
Snake feed day is a lot of fun for a reptile keeper. They get to feed a Death Adder who wiggles it’s worm like tail to lure prey towards it. And after that it’s our Inland Taipan who’s venom is toxic enough to kill thousands of rats with one bite! You can watch this and more in the video below…
Being cold blooded (ectothermic) reptiles can survive quite easily for a long time after eating. Some can even go for a year or more if the meal is big enough! Imagine trying to eat something 5 times the size of your head? Without chewing!
This summer at Healesville Sanctuary we’re highlighting our awesome predators. So if you’re fascinated by snakes, devils, birds of prey and dingoes, then come and check them out!