The Greater Roadrunner's particularly fond of lizards and snakes, including small rattlesnakes. To kill a snake, the road-runner circles around it. Using speed, agility, and quick leaps into the air to stay clear of the snake's fangs, the bird rushes in and stabs the snake with its pointed beak. Repeated blows stun the snake so it can be seized and slammed against the ground. The bird then pounds it repeatedly against the ground or a rock until the bones in the snake's head and body are...
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