Why Do Boiled Eggs Kill Snakes?

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  1. ngureco profile image80
    ngurecoposted 14 years ago

    Why Do Boiled Eggs Kill Snakes?

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      jawaid1234posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Boiled eggs do not have any inherent property that would make them toxic or deadly to snakes. It is possible that the texture or smell of boiled eggs may not be appealing to snakes, causing them to avoid eating them. However, it is also important to note that many species of snakes are not naturally found in environments where boiled eggs are commonly found, so there would be no opportunity for the snake to eat a boiled egg in the first place. Additionally, it is not recommended to feed any pet or wild animal something that not a part of their natural diet.

  2. thranax profile image74
    thranaxposted 14 years ago

    Snakes can't break down cooked food. The boiled egg's properties changed due to it being cooked and the snakes stomach acid can't break it down.


  3. webismine profile image59
    webismineposted 13 years ago

    Do snakes die eating boiled eggs? Wow, I didn't know!

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    guidethemposted 13 years ago

    Snakes that eat eggs have an adapted vertebrae that cracks the egg on the way down (at least one species) and those that don't, the shell ends up cracking eventually prior to digestion. They then regurgitate the shell and the white and yoke are digested. A snake would not encounter a boiled egg, but if you made this happen and they sensed it was food (they may not after it has been boiled), then they'd have a problem digesting it because cracking attempts wouldn't help rid them of the shell. It would cause an obstruction to future meals and they would likely rot from the inside out.  Please don't try it.

  5. mysteriousmaven profile image62
    mysteriousmavenposted 12 years ago

    It's because of the change in both external and internal properties of the egg.

    Snakes aren't used to boiled eggs. smile

    Unless you want to kill a snake...


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