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Checkered keelback Checkered keelback with a big meal Checkered keelback,Geotagged,India,Xenochrophis piscator,fish,reptile,snake Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. I know that snakes can't chew, but the shape of that fish...it's puzzling how this is going to work out! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Typically, snakes swallow their meals head-first. Maybe the snake dropped the fish once over land and re-positioned it to slide down head-first. But it does look like it would be a rather uncomfortable swallow... Posted 6 years ago
  2. Its a very rare photo that I saw. And the behavior is also very surprising, Never saw a snake feeding a fish. Great shot.
    Hemant, I would like to know the short description what all you experienced while you took this snap. Did it really swallow that one as it is.?
    Posted 6 years ago
  3. snakes ability to swallow things bigger than their own heads is pretty amazing.. Posted 6 years ago

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The checkered keelback or Asiatic water snake is a common species of nonvenomous snake found in Asia.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by hemant kumar
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By hemant kumar

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Uploaded Jan 7, 2015. Captured Apr 7, 2013 08:42 in NMR Apartments, Ameenpur, Miyapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 502325, India.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1328s
  • ISO320
  • 400mm