This bird kills snakes by kicking their heads over and over

This Bird Kills Snakes By Kicking Their Heads Over And Over

A certain species of bird can kill snakes with its feet.

Hailing from sub-Saharan Africa, the secretary bird lives primarily on land.

The creature itself is quite large and feeds on small mammals and reptiles; using its feet to repeatedly strike its prey to death—or at least to stun them.

Video from the Royal Veterinary College and Royal Holloway at the University of London shows one such secretary bird, named Madeleine, in action.

With a quick furious succession of motion, Madeleine kicks a rubber snake's head.

Slow motion captures one such movement that appears to puncture a hole in the serpent's skull.

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