Your Cat Ate A Snake! Should You Be Worried?


There is a slight reason for concern if your cat ate a snake. Snakes contain various bacteria (such as Salmonella in their gut), parasites, viruses and even worms and all of them can make your cat sick. Snake poison is another concern a cat owner might have.

What Should I Do If My Cat Eats A Venomous Snake?

Don’t panic if your cat has eaten a venomous snake – the snake is (in a majority of cases) not going to be deadly for your cat. A venomous snake bite is many times more dangerous than actually eating a venomous snake.

Can Cats Kill Snakes?

The answer to this question depends on the size of the snake. Cats are much more likely to be able to kill snakes that are smaller than 6 feet (so called “small snakes”), while killing a snake over 6 feet is likely to be an impossible task for a cat!

How Come Cats Are Not Afraid Of Snakes?

Cats are not just the cute pets that we like to play with. Cats are actually one of the most efficient predators out there. Outdoor cats can easily tear apart a snake with its sharp claws, which is why they’re not afraid of them!

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