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Carpet python, hanging from the roof of a house, constricts and devours a king parrot

The “pterygoid walk” is the sciency way of describing the locomotive act of snakes swallowing their prey.

This transport cycle consists of pumping A LOT of saliva into the mouth and throat of the snake, (which acts as a lubricant) and muscling the snacky-snack into the throat by alternately ratcheting each side of their jaws back and forth over the recently deceased.

Depending on the size of the prey, this process could take a while.

The digestive enzymes of snakes are so potent that they can dissolve bones and egg shells – however, hair, claws, hooves, etc do not dissolve and are passed as waste material.

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