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Snake digestion

I live in Gulf Coast Florida and recently was pleased to witness a yellow rat snake feeding on a bird in my banana tree. Since then I have noticed occasional piles of feathers without bones or a carcass, lying on the ground. Are these rat snake leavings? Does it regurgitate the indigestible feathers? Or do I have another predator?

Wildlife Expert - Ken Burton

Snakes donít regurgitate indigestible matter, feathers, fur and bones are passed in their feces. Piles of feathers usually indicates the work of a bird of prey such as a Cooperís Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, or one of the falcons that spend the winter in your part of Florida. There are also mammalian predators that will leave a pile of feathers after consuming a bird.

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