This is one of the most popular topics in animal fights in the animal kingdom. Each animal being dangerous and possess its own unique defense mechanisms. The snake is among the most feared reptile due to its famous venomous bites while the Eagle is considered by most as the king of the birds. Let’s take a look at the characteristics of each of these animals.
Facts about Snake
Snakes have been described by many as long elongated carnivorous reptiles with no legs. There are over 3000 species of snakes in the world. Over 600 of them being venomous, and 200 of them being considered medically important. The five deadliest snakes are:
* Tiger snake
* Faint banded sea snake
Snakes are considered dangerous due to their venomous bites. They use the venom in self-defense and to facilitate digestion in their stomach.
Naturally, snakes do not have as many predators as the other animals have. Snakes, therefore, need to learn how to capture other animals for food. During fights with other animals, they defend themselves by spitting their venom to the other animals.
They also coil around the animal it is attacking in the attempt to crush it. They have been recorded killing large animals by crushing them such as antelopes and the deer. Snake bites are very dangerous and they are used to paralyze the snake’s prey within minutes. Do you know a single bite from the cobra snake can kill 20 men?
Here are some of the amazing facts that probably you never knew about snakes:
* Snakes do not have eyelids, they, therefore, don’t close their eyes when sleeping
* Snakes can only swallow food as whole because they don’t bite food
* Snakes use their tongues to smell, when it flicks its tongue, it picks up chemical particles in the air to determine the smell around
* Snakes do not have visible ears, they possess internal ears
Facts about Eagles
These birds of prey are found in the family Accipitridae. They are among the largest birds. Eagles vary in size the smallest being the Little Eagle of 17.7 -21.7 inches while the Steelers sea eagle being the largest with 36-42 inch.
One of the amazing features of the eagle is that the eagle is able to see five basic colors compared to man where he sees only three. The eagle is able to detect the prey at great heights. For example, an eagle can detect a rabbit at a height of up to 3.2 km. This is 4-5 times better than man’s eyesight!
Their long broad wings help the eagle stay long in the air without having to flap its wings.
Eagles are powerfully built birds strong having powerful beaks and sharp claws. Their talons are well adapted and capable of holding prey in the air. The claws are sharp enough to get a grip when holding fish, snakes or any other slippery preys. Eagles have powerful beaks
Eagle vs snake fight- who will win?
Eagles are capable of killing larger animals than themselves such as deer and wolves. Knowing this you will then know that a snake also won’t be spared. The eagle mostly would use its strong sharp talons and it’s beak to kill the snake. The talons are believed to have a grip that is ten times stronger than that of the human hand.
This strength is capable of crushing the head of the snake easily or leaving it to bleed to death. In defense, the snake would probably use its mouth to strike the eagle and try to coil itself around the eagle. But this is not comparable with the injuries that the snake would get from the eagle.