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Bizarre Moment Snake Appears To Play Dead -
Published: 10 months ago By: Caters Clips

By: Caters ClipsPublished: 10 months ago

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This is the incredibly bizarre and rare moment that a snake feigns death to deter potential predators.

Caught on film in Mission, Texas, USA by Eric Johnson, the eastern indigo snake exhibits to very unusual behaviour not normally associated with its kind.

When approached by Eric, the cold-blooded creature begins to squirm vigorously to get away but, realising it can’t, the snake stops dead, mouth gaping and contorts its neck to appear as if it’s broken.

The reptile remains limp and lifeless as Eric inspects it, but when the self-taught snake expert steps away it ‘comes back to life’, darting its tongue forward as if nothing is wrong.

Eric, also from Mission, said: “I have never seen anything like this before."

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brandon stuckey
'brandon stuckey' 18 hours ago
Beautiful and badass snake!
Hooch Smeeth
'Hooch Smeeth' 2 days ago
If anything's bizarre about this moment, it's that this guy just molested a snake. Fuck this guy, oh ye and he drugged that snake teew.
Bass Hunter Fishing
The snake is not scared, it just wanted to be left alone so it played dead. The reason the snake didn't bite is because it realized that this dude didn't want to hurt it.
'Lucifer' 3 days ago
That's autism.
SternClub 2223
'SternClub 2223' 1 month ago
You know they are federally protected and you could go to jail for that
'SUYOG M.S' 3 months ago
Okay. Let's give it an OSCAR!!
pie man
'pie man' 3 months ago
he is preparing for american airlines
'Kazuuru' 4 months ago
Had no clue they did that :O Thanks for sharing!
John Naw Naw
'John Naw Naw' 4 months ago
python library not found! compiling 80%.....
Tramaine Cedras
'Tramaine Cedras' 4 months ago
Must have a parasite in it
Princess kashni
'Princess kashni' 5 months ago
i think that the snake was an actor in its previous life lol😂
Grace NgGatsi
'Grace NgGatsi' 5 months ago
i diden't knew that snakes also take drugs...
Kiana Kosack
'Kiana Kosack' 5 months ago
Silly noodle
//CocoMonkey MSP
'//CocoMonkey MSP' 5 months ago
Thats me when the teacher says there is gunna be a test tomorrow 😂😂😂
Resting Bitch face
'Resting Bitch face' 5 months ago
'mary' 5 months ago
I wish he'd just leave it alone. it was obviously scared to death. that's why it played dead
Block Artist
'Block Artist' 5 months ago
when snakes are.high
'XboxGamer1579' 5 months ago
ive heard of this i think i remember i ton the news saying its accualy a siezer
Hamza Afridi
'Hamza Afridi' 6 months ago
It is a Hognose snake it is in their behaviour to play dead also they release a foul musk to any kind of threat.
'hellowutlol' 6 months ago
*did he say "I'm gonna collect this guy"? Great to know that lifeforms who have developed intelligence needed to increase survivability is subject to being stuck in a small cage all it's life/ dissected regardless*
Strange Magic
'Strange Magic' 7 months ago
probably penalized
angel rhythm
'angel rhythm' 7 months ago
#bosssnake xD
Yaminah Hunt
'Yaminah Hunt' 7 months ago
I just watched a video that the background kinda looks a little similar and this guy was being a snake because he bit his son and killed him so he was smacking the snake on the floor and I look like the snake broke its neck probably it's the same snake
Asfalela Madiah
'Asfalela Madiah' 7 months ago
When my wife enters our home and it is messy i play dead sleep
gunnar thepro
'gunnar thepro' 7 months ago
this is its way to say "don't touch me, please"
Dragon Never Loves
'Dragon Never Loves' 7 months ago
I wish it was a Philippine Cobra 😂😂😂
'SKILLZR' 7 months ago
Imagine like the snake was having a slow poisoning process but it goes like I don't give a fuck and starts to slither away again !lol
'rodimuspm' 7 months ago
opossum snake
Azura Vaunzura
'Azura Vaunzura' 8 months ago
Me when I go to school
Niki M
'Niki M' 8 months ago
Omg, that snake is having a heart attack 😱
Missi Vlogs
'Missi Vlogs' 8 months ago
i know they are dangerpus creatures. but it is kinda cute
Rand Iii
'Rand Iii' 8 months ago
she's ready for the male to come and contact
Johny Ted
'Johny Ted' 9 months ago
Fantastic! Nature is really very wise!
'Keplinger's Vlogs' 9 months ago
Maybe the snake was paralyzed?
'Naleśnik' 9 months ago
1 less nice #killallsnakebitches
Ashutosh Mishra
'Ashutosh Mishra' 9 months ago
snakes are becoming smarts.
'Decembirth' 9 months ago
Maybe it's a Fainting Snake.
Lana del Pilots
'Lana del Pilots' 9 months ago
can snakes have seizures ???
Edmar Fecler
'Edmar Fecler' 9 months ago
error! 404 not found!
jay patel
'jay patel' 9 months ago
you just can't stop touching the snake - bloody harrassment!
'DalamartheDark88' 9 months ago
that snake looks like its full, perhaps it feel threatened but can't really run or fight so it displays a fake death display to avoid predation
Inspire with fun
'Inspire with fun' 10 months ago
catch it's ass untill it fucks you
Alex Israelyan
'Alex Israelyan' 10 months ago
Maybe some paralyzing poison or sth
Sassy Classy
'Sassy Classy' 10 months ago
It's not that bizarre. There are certain types of snakes that use the 'play dead' method to lure in prey then striking once in a close range. But they are smart, I'm not gonna deny that.
Clorox Bleach
'Clorox Bleach' 10 months ago
I think he's hurt or got injured
'Konagalvo1' 10 months ago
It doesn't have that behavior......Maybe it had a seizure?
'Masterpg2007' 10 months ago
When you nut but she still suckin 0:42
erkan ender Soylu
'erkan ender Soylu' 10 months ago
Leave it free! İdiot!The snake is afraid and in shock!Leave it alone!
Mark Frost
'Mark Frost' 10 months ago
why would you even touch it id be heck no
'mustluvkatina' 10 months ago
I recognize this he may have gotten into pesticides
Wan Abdul Rahman Wan Nazmy
really good snake .. doesnt bite at all
'workdaypegasus' 10 months ago
Amazing! very nice footage. Good job on catching this on video!
'Daikon' 10 months ago
when ur mum called you to dinner
moad Bader
'moad Bader' 10 months ago
الحية متعاطيه صنف فاخر...
'Cool' 10 months ago
Sleeping man
Bao Tony
'Bao Tony' 10 months ago
Is that poisonous snake? Why it did not bite?
Ashleigh Lee
'Ashleigh Lee' 10 months ago
Can snakes get narcolepsy?
Deb JB
'Deb JB' 10 months ago
This is the funniest thing that I've ever seen! Lol!!
invisible ink〰
'invisible ink〰' 10 months ago
Maybe it's having a snake stroke
Anai Bendai
'Anai Bendai' 10 months ago
You probably caught it at the very moment it was downloading updates.
Ante Brkic
'Ante Brkic' 10 months ago
She's pining for the fjords!
Sullyfied 101
'Sullyfied 101' 10 months ago
'adrian' 10 months ago
this is awsome man I never see anything like this in snakes
'张朋' 10 months ago
well, since it's dead, let's talk about how to eat it, full of energy and protein
Erlich Bachman
'Erlich Bachman' 10 months ago
My wife does the exact same thing, whenever I touch her.
Debbie Snider
'Debbie Snider' 10 months ago
I've seen a Hog nose snake play dead, to protect itself, they are well known for that. I hope this snake is ok but maybe it's a form of self defense? Good video! Thanks for sharing :)
Johnny Boy
'Johnny Boy' 10 months ago
It's not playing dead it's scared to death, kill it or stop playing with it.
Bob C
'Bob C' 10 months ago
maybe having a seizure
Jessica Rabbit
'Jessica Rabbit' 10 months ago
pretty smart snake
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