Do snakes shit?

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Do snakes shit?

Post by Girl Toes » Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:30 pm

Just curious.

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by Ivon » Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:38 pm

Yes, and it's nasty. I can only speak for Boas, though. Their poopy is usually kind of runny and is often riddled with bits of rat and/or mouse fur, depending upon the particular boa's diet. I've only seen them eat mice, but I'd bet the larger ones consume rats as well. Their poopy is horrible to smell and even more horrible to clean up.

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by Huntlabs » Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:46 pm

Would you say snake crap semlls worse than a 90lb Black Labs crap after it ate 3 blocks of bird suet?

Just wondering cause I remember how bad it smelled when my old dog got into the bird food and shat in the house.... or to be more exact, shat all over the house, cause it didn't all come out at once. One long runny stream. That was a kodak moment.

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by TrumpsHair » Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:07 pm

Huntlabs wrote:Get the picture?
yeah, thanks for that.

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by Disasteradio » Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:10 pm

for as long as I can remember, I've wondered the same about bees and wasps and shit.

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by Girl Toes » Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:10 pm

Huntlabs wrote:Would you say snake crap semlls worse than a 90lb Black Labs crap after it ate 3 blocks of bird suet?

Just wondering cause I remember how bad it smelled when my old dog got into the bird food and shat in the house.... or to be more exact, shat all over the house, cause it didn't all come out at once. One long runny stream. That was a kodak moment.

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And what about the snake that ate that dog?

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by Ivon » Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:20 pm

I couldn't say with regards to the dogs. I know their poo stanks. But...there is something slightly unsettling about cleaning up snake poo with bits of undigested fur in it. Watching the snake consume its prey is almost more disturbing than cleaning up its poo, though. I wouldn't clean up after a snake that consumed a dog, however - I would just run, run run.

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by Mr PC » Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:27 pm

If you think about it (which may be a mistake), any animal of any kind that eats food has to poop. I mean, no being is perfectly efficient in using all of what it takes in. Everything must poop, except for things like cicadas, I guess. I don't know if those fuckers even eat, because they only live to mate and then die. Maybe some things are born with all of the energy they will need for their whole life, so they have the misfortune of living without an asshole of any kind. Just think of how little reading they must get done...

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by Ivon » Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:37 pm

Mr PC wrote:If you think about it (which may be a mistake), any animal of any kind that eats food has to poop. I mean, no being is perfectly efficient in using all of what it takes in. Everything must poop, except for things like cicadas, I guess. I don't know if those fuckers even eat, because they only live to mate and then die. Maybe some things are born with all of the energy they will need for their whole life, so they have the misfortune of living without an asshole of any kind. Just think of how little reading they must get done...

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Creatures poo and wee to rid themselves of unused energy and toxins, yes. Assuming your theory of cicadas is correct, I envy them in a way. But, simultaneously pity them - It would be horrible to exist without an anus - like you say, we'd never get any reading done and I can't imagine a meaningul existence without Oprah endorsed books.

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by space_ryerson » Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:51 pm

The same guy who came up with the 'recipe' for Cap'n Crunch was hired by NASA a while back, and was given the task to create food for astronauts that the body would 100% absorb; thereby elminating the need to....eliminate. Astronauts apparently rejected the idea before it became a reality. Now the guy is retired, and runs a vineyard.

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by Girl Toes » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:13 am

Mr PC wrote:If you think about it (which may be a mistake), any animal of any kind that eats food has to poop. I mean, no being is perfectly efficient in using all of what it takes in. Everything must poop, except for things like cicadas, I guess. I don't know if those fuckers even eat, because they only live to mate and then die. Maybe some things are born with all of the energy they will need for their whole life, so they have the misfortune of living without an asshole of any kind. Just think of how little reading they must get done...

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I guess the reason I wonder this is, where is a snake's anus???
Where is a worm's anus???
Why do birds shit white, if their diet is similer????

I have been reading the far side, and it got me thinking about aminals.

Also, what are cicadas?

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by A.L. » Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:59 am

I've heard Birds' pee and shit is combined, for starters... I guess that doesn't explain anything.

If you look yeah snakes have anuses, aka little holes, and worms, well, with earthworms it goes in a hole in the front/center and comes out a hole in the back/center I recall.

Snake anuses aren't at the tip of the tail, though, they're back where the body would've met the tail before they evolved from lizards into snakes.

It would stand to reason that male snakes, lizards and birds have dicks too? How does this work?

ok, google turns up porn, something I can not really verify is a snake penis, and this:
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Cicadas (or however you spell it) must eat, the matter which comprises their body must come from somewhere, they are kind of big, right?

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by A.L. » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:04 am

Oh WOW.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s366856.htm

Choice quote:

"Most male birds don't have penises - they copulate by briefly touching genital openings, called a 'cloacal kiss'," he explained.

Dr Mulder said a number of duck species and ostriches have penises, but this was definitely the longest ever encountered."

I think the bird is dead, also its penis is showing, in case you're sensitive about these things.

edit:

"The authors write that this species is "promiscuous and boisterous in their sexual activity", which means that there is likely to be stiff competition by drakes to be the father of ducklings.

One finding in support of this idea, they suggest, is that the drake's penis has a brush-like tip, which they say the males probably use to scrub the sperm of previous mates from the female's oviduct."

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by Scodiddly » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:35 am

Cidacias have more than one life stage, though. They start out as grubs that eat incredible amounts of stuff (leaves, probably) and presumably have to poop out a lot of that fiber.

When they come out of the cocoon as adults they have a very limited
lifespan remaining. I figure they at least have to consume water, though.

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Re: Do snakes shit?

Post by Mr PC » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:28 am

Scodiddly wrote:Cidacias have more than one life stage, though. They start out as grubs that eat incredible amounts of stuff (leaves, probably) and presumably have to poop out a lot of that fiber.

When they come out of the cocoon as adults they have a very limited
lifespan remaining. I figure they at least have to consume water, though.

Yeah, that's right. Does anyone know of any animal that doesn't eat at all?

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