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Definition of egg-eating snake in English:


An Old World snake which swallows birds' eggs.
  • Subfamily Dasypeltinae, family Colubridae: genus Dasypeltis (of Africa), and Elachistodon westermanni (of India)
Example sentences
  • But no egg-eaters could eat all of the dinosaurs' eggs; they would eat themselves into extinction if they did (they would have no more food).
  • Predators were rarely sighted, but in one case, a common egg-eater snake was found in a nest, feeding on the eggs.
  • A fully grown Egg Eater grows to a size of 60-76cm (24-30 inches) in length.
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