African Rock Python tries to Enter Home–Eats Rabbit Instead (Time Lapse X5)

African Rock Python tries to Enter Home–Eats Rabbit Instead (Time Lapse X5)

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Large hungry snake escaped. Distracted by consuming a rabbit as an alternative of getting into home.

Video was filmed on April 29, 2016 of an African rock python (Python sebae) taking a feeder rabbit.

Video is a part of a physique of labor that focuses on the science of reptile habits that supported a grasp’s thesis in zoology. Currently engaged on PhD in reptile venom analysis.

Points in video:
Jaws of snakes don’t dislocate. One of the enduring myths of snakes is that the jaws detach from the cranium. They keep related. However, as seen within the video, the 2 decrease jaws transfer independently of each other.

Seen in video, not like mammalian jaws that are constructed for chewing, a snake’s jaws are related with tendons, ligaments, and hinge joints that provides their skulls a gymnast’s flexibility.

Jaws of snakes don’t dislocate. One of the enduring myths of snakes is that the jaws detach from the cranium. They keep related. However, as seen within the video, the 2 decrease jaws transfer independently of each other.

A snake’s decrease jaw will not be joined on the entrance (like mammal jaws), however by an elastic ligament that enables the 2 halves to unfold aside (related by an elastic ligament) on the entrance. Each decrease jaw strikes independently. Jaws are all the time hooked up to the cranium.

Quadrate bones behind snake’s skulls (at attachment factors to decrease jaw) aren’t rigidly hooked up. They pivot permitting vertical and horizontal rotation; this permits ingestion of huge prey similar to this pig.

Lastly, a pterygoid bone (plate) within the roof of a snake’s mouth has an “internal row” of enamel. This plate with the hooked up enamel transfer individually from the jaws to assist “stroll” their enamel over meals and down the throat.

Close up sections of video reveals the “transport cycle” additionally referred to as a pterygoid stroll: the python opens its jaw and alternately ratchets its higher jaw(two rows of enamel) over the floor of its prey, in flip “walking” its mouth over and across the meal.

This video focuses on the science of snake feeding habits to help a grasp’s thesis.

Filmed with the University of Guadalajara for Biological and Agricultural Sciences, the division of Biological and Environmental Science Division, on the division of Botany and Zoology.

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