A Northern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii) devours a hapless earthworm somewhere int he SE United States. Notice the open epiglottis which extends to the end of the lower floor of the mouth, so that it can still breathe while swallowing prey.
(photo: Daniel Thompson)              (via: Center for Snake Conservation)

A Northern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii) devours a hapless earthworm somewhere int he SE United States. Notice the open epiglottis which extends to the end of the lower floor of the mouth, so that it can still breathe while swallowing prey.

(photo: Daniel Thompson)              (via: Center for Snake Conservation)

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