Kiss of Death
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πŸ“Έ by @alvislazarusphotography
by @alvislazarusphotography

Serpent eagles have snakes as major part of their diet. Each snake kill is a life or death for the eagle as well. The eagle would look for the snake, fly in, pick up the snake, move to perch and then would make the kill. There is a high probability of the snake curling up and biting the eagle.

The trickiest part is the time when the bird of prey has to reach out to the head and kill the snake. At this moment, the snake was alive. Like a trained killer, he grabbed the snake by the head and gave the kiss of death.