But then... how did it get up the tree? HOW DID IT GET UP THE TREE?!
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Snakes don't need anything. They're basically magic.
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Mangrove Cat Snakes spend the day resting in trees near to water, sometimes coiling up on a branch directly over a river. Which sounds amazingly peaceful and must do wonders for their mood, right? No? No.
They wake up at night to feed, and when it comes to midnight snacks, they like to keep their options open. They can forage in the trees, seeking out birds and their eggs. They can descend to the forest floor and search for rodents. They can slither along the riverbanks on the lookout for frogs. And if the pickings are slim, they can swim to the other side of the river and investigate pastures new.
And all the while their only legs are the ones disappearing into their gullet. Magic, I tells ya.
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Then again, it does look like an enormous wasp. You can't say you weren't warned.