Over-enthusiastic swallowing

By Hilary Miller 18/12/2009


With Christmas coming up, I thought it might be timely to post something about the perils of overeating.  Then I found that Tetrapod Zoology had beaten me to it, with a series of posts on “overenthusiastic swallowing”, where various animals try to bite off more than they can chew.  Literally.

Head over and see what happens when – a roadrunner tries to swallow a horned lizard, a goanna tries to swallow an echidna, a small snake tries to swallow a rather large centipede, and, well, you get the idea…