Do snakes actually swallow their young to protect them and later spew them out again as Dr. Ball states further in his article? Well, I have never seen them do this, and I do not know of any other student of snakes who has. Ditmars, Curator of Reptiles at the New York Zoological Gardens, has never seen anything of this kind, and he daily observes more snakes than the average man does in a lifetime.
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Abbott, Roy L.
"On Snakes Swallowing Their Young,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 4:
4, Article 7.
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