03:51 GMT28 September 2020
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    One may have come across snakes eating other reptiles, but it seems bizarre to find a snake biting and chewing on its own tail.

    A video of a snake chomping on its own tail is going viral on social media. The recorded video clip shows a snake lying in a circular shape with its own tail in its mouth. When someone applies a liquid substance to the snake's mouth, it immediately regurgitates its own tail.

    ​While posting it online, Indian Forest Service official Susanta Das described it as “Uroboros”, a circular symbol showing a snake swallowing its tail as an emblem of infinity.

    H.S. Singh, a wildlife expert linked to the National Board of Wildlife, told Sputnik: "Hungry snakes can mistake their tails as that of a prey. Once they begin swallowing their tails, they have perhaps no way of knowing that they are eating themselves".


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