Constriction: Putting on the Squeeze
A constrictor strikes by biting and holding on to its prey.
Then it loops its body around the prey.
By tightening the loop, the snake prevents the flow of blood from the prey's heart to its brain and other major organs.
How to Swallow Something Bigger Than Your Head
What a Mouthful!
If you had a head like a snake's, you could swallow a loaf of bread whole! The snake's lower jaw widens to make room for its meal, and its curved teeth pull the food backward into the mouth and throat.
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