Tuesday, 29 September 2015

(photos) Dead snake keeps wriggling

This is the bizarre moment a dead snake kept wriggling - despite half of its body being completely crushed. The deceased reptile was lying on the drive way of a house in Charleston, South Carolina, but continued to move the tail-end of its body. But the usual explanation that involves nerves continuing to send signals to the spinal cord - resulting in muscles twitches and spasms after death - is not the reason in this case.

The video reveals that the copperhead snake is full of maggots, that are wriggling frantically under the reptile's skin.

A caption alongside the video reads: "Found a partially crushed baby copperhead in the driveway today. Went to take a picture of it and discovered it was still moving. After further examination, I found that it was not some postmortem muscle spasm causing the movement, but rather the fact that it was full of maggots. No idea how long it was there.

Culled from UK Mirror...

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