A “continuously” barking dog led a couple of Alabama to a spectacular snake fight in their yard, which ended with the more dangerous of the two snakes-Copperhead-swallowed in their entirety.
It happened in Camden, Alabama A video of the epic battle was shared on Facebook According to Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Sector. “This happens when we bring Copperhead to the Kingsnake battle,” the state agency wrote.
Copperhead is toxic and often sends people to the hospital, Kingsnakes are immune “I’ll eat pit vipers, cotton mice, and rattle snakes right away,” reports Outdoor Alabama.
Karen Vick Skablalow says the snake fight took place 75 feet from her back deck and the barking dog was her German Shorthaired Pointer.
“(The dog) was bitten by Copperhead about a month ago, so I went to investigate,” Scarbrough told McClatchy News.
“We were shocked when we realized that we had two snakes. We grew up in the south and we’ve always heard this happen, but we’ve never witnessed it in person. The entire encounter lasted about an hour from the time I saw the snake to the time the kingsnake completely ate the copperhead. “
She recorded multiple videos showing the kingsnake spinning around copperhead and squeezing life out of it. Copperhead can be seen biting kingsnakes many times, but it has no effect.An additional video posted on her Facebook page shows a kingsnake Push the lifeless copperhead into your throat..
Black “spotted” kingsnake The state reports that it is a contractor (meaning it compresses prey) and can grow up to about 5.5 feet.that is A few inches longer More than the average Copperhead in Alabama, according to experts.
Scarbrough’s video Hundreds of reactions And comment, Over 2,200 shares Many commenters say the video proves the value of enabling kingsnake breeding, but some suggest scab low. Need to sell her house..
“It was crazy. He gave me a heavy BB.” One person Posted on Facebook.
Scarbrough says she and her husband “killed two pit vipers” in the last few years. But the video proves that the garden is home to more than they understand, she says.
“I was scared of snakes and honestly believed that the only good snake was a dead snake until I saw this encounter,” she said. “I always pay attention to the snakes I encounter and never kill snakes like kingsnakes.”