Tiger Rat Snake Devours a Mother and Her Two Pups at the Same Time

Photo: Geoff Gallice via Wikipedia Commons

A snake devours a mother rat and her two babies in one bite in some incredible footage recently shared online.

The snake was a Tiger Ratsnake, Spilotes pullatus, one of the longest snakes found in the Americas.

The gruesome footage shows how the rat pups clung on to their mother as the snake swallowed them whole.


Rat snakes are nonvenomous constrictor snakes proficient in hunting rodents. Watch another rat snake preying on a rodent in the video below, in which the snake encounters a troop of monkeys, among other creatures.

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