Do you know why the albino cottonmouth had a bumpy belly?
July 02, 2013
you know why the albino cottonmouth had a bumpy belly?
She (yes we now
know it is a female) ate a rat snake almost five inches longer than her
body! Now that’s a mouthful. Because the snake was so large she was
unable to digest it properly, so the bumps along her side were the ribs of the
larger snake showing. Luckily, Dr. James Bogan, a local vet, along with
the help of the reptile staff, was able to perform surgery and removed the
partially digested snake. The snake now appears healthy and more like a normal
cottonmouth. According to our reptile experts, cottonmouth snakes are
known for eating anything they can catch, regardless of size. So the moral of
this story is; don’t bite off more than you can chew!