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Why Do Boiled Eggs Kill Snakes?

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Why Do Boiled Eggs Kill Snakes?

  2. thranax profile image52
    thranaxposted 8 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 image60
    webismineposted 8 years ago

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

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    guidethemposted 8 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 image58
    mysteriousmavenposted 6 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...