A Snake Swimming Around With A Decapitated Fish Head On Its Head

January 29, 2018

This is a short video of what appears to be a garter snake swimming around with a decapitated fish head on its own. Why is it doing that? Presumably to sneak up on a school of fish wolf-in-sheep's-clothing style and eat them all! You know, or not. Per herpetologist Emily Taylor:

"I can tell you that the snake definitely did not eat the rest of the fish. First, that fish it too big for the snake," she said in an e-mail. "Second, snakes don't take bites -- they eat their meals whole."

"Someone caught the fish and cleaned it, and threw the head back in the creek," she said in an e-mail to Inverse. "The snake investigated the cut-off head, and may have found some loose bit of tissue (such as a gill) that it tried to eat but can't separate from the rest of the head."

I guess you could say that snake *putting on cool guy sunglasses* bit off more than it could chew. "Did you even read the quote? It just said that's not what happened." Well then *taking off cool guy sunglasses* I guess you could say that snake *immediately putting on cool guy sunglasses again* thought it smelled something fishy. "Give me those." No, they're mine!

Keep going for the whole video.

Thanks to Valerie D, who agrees you should never anything wearing a mask.

  • Tim Chorzempa

    Sounds like a "They Might Be Giants" song...

    Put your hand inside the puppet head
    Put your hand inside the puppet head
    Put your hand inside
    Put your hand inside
    Put your hand inside the puppet head

  • GeneralDisorder
  • shashi
  • roehlstation

    I think you mean disembodied fish head.

  • sebastian

    oh snap!

  • Nicholas Conrad

    And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!


  • MustacheHam

    Fish heads, fish heads, rolly polly fish heads. ♫ ♪ ♫

  • Doog

    "Ssssss I'm a fiiisssshhhh!"

  • Andyman7714


  • Dao

    Poor snake.

  • Munihausen

    That's one way to....GET AHEAD!

  • Doog


  • Meh

    Ah yes, snakes and decapitated fish. I'm particularly fond of neither.

  • TheQiwiMan

    But what are your feelings toward fish and decapitated snakes?

  • Meh

    Still not very fond. Slightly better though.

  • Draco Basileus

    You know, Mother Nature, maybe it's time for you to take a holiday or something.

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