Snakes are some
of the most unusual animals that anyone will
ever come across. It is not just the fact that
they do not have appendages or that the outside
of their bodies are covered in scales, there are
many behaviors and characteristics about a snake
that make them quite unusual than most animals
you will come across. This even includes in the
way that they care for their young.
If you examine the parents in most kinds of
animals, to find that they have quite a
nurturing relationship with their young. When
their offspring are first born they go to great
lengths to ensure that their new cubs, kits, or
other infant is well cared for. This includes
ensuring that they have plenty to eat.
If you consider baby birds as an example, you
find that the mama bird will most often go out
to get food for the chicks then bring it back to
feed to their young. They directly feed their
infant from their own beaks to ensure that the
young is getting the nutrition that it needs.
It is this kind of relationship that you will
find is quite common in the animal kingdom. Most
mothers find that without caring for their
children the chances of the baby surviving are
quite minimal. This is why it is absolutely
essential that they go to these links to ensure
that the babies survive.
If you have seen the young in most animals this
makes perfect sense. Because of how tiny they
are and their complete inability to be able to
care for themselves, it is absolutely necessary
that the mother would care for them. Without it
they would not survive.
One exception to this, however, is the snake. A
mother snake does not care for the young once it
is born. The mother snake lays eggs in a nest
and she will care for those eggs while the
snakes are still inside. This includes being
quite protective of the eggs, ensuring that
other animals do not attempt to take them as a
meal. They are very guarded in ensuring the
safety of the eggs themselves.
However, once the snake hatches from the egg it
is virtually on its own to fend for itself. This
may seem like a harsh reality, but the reality
is that a snake does not come out of the egg
helpless and under developed. While smaller in
size, a baby snake is able to hunt and feed
itself so it does not require very much, if any
assistance from the mother.
This is another one of those odd characteristics
of snakes that separates them from many of the
other animals will find on the planet.
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