Black-necked Stork eating snake

To: "Evan Beaver" <>
Subject: Black-necked Stork eating snake
From: "Greg" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 10:50:25 +1000
Hi Evan,

I wondered myself about the possibility of a venomous snake biting a stork as 
it was being swallowed.  The prey of the Black-necked Stork is usually battered 
around severely before being swallowed so this would reduce the possibility of 
a bite.

I will contact a herpetologist re. this.

Further to the possible confusion of eels and snakes being eaten, an eel when 
held in the bill of a stork is able to twist its tail around the stork's bill 
and appears very un-eellike.


Greg Clancy

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