Racer eats Curly

Ali Ball sent me this cool photo of a Bahamian racer (Cubophis vudii) in the later stages of ingesting a Curly-tailed lizard (Leiocephalus cairinatus) in Little Harbour. She noted that it took so long for the snake to finish it’s meal that her husband had enough time to run up to the house and retrieve a camera in order to take this shot!

See our recent post for more on the Bahamian racer (link).

Keep those natural history observations coming!

By | 2015-06-30T11:03:22+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Categories: herpetology, Lizards|2 Comments

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Sean Giery
I am an evolutionary ecologist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. My research investigates how basic ecological interactions control fundamental biological processes such as sexual selection, communication, and predation.

2 Comments

  1. Irene Young July 6, 2015 at 4:35 am

    It is too horrific! What is the snake?

  2. Sean Giery
    Sean Giery July 30, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Hi Irene,

    The snake is called the Bahamian racer. There is some more information on them posted here: http://appliedecology.cals.ncsu.edu/absci/2015/06/lizards-have-it-tough/

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