Snakes are carnivores. The specific food they consume depends upon the snakes' size, species and habitat, but their prey includes insects, eggs, mice, fish, frogs and lizards.Continue Reading
Snakes' jaws have hinges that let them open wide and eat large prey. This allows some snakes to eat enormous animals. For instance, it is possible, though not usual, for a python to ingest a deer, a small cow or even a crocodile.
Snakes do not need to eat every day. In general, thin-bodied snakes eat at least once a week. Heavy-bodied snakes dine less frequently. The need to feed depends upon the snake's age and the size of the meal. A python or boa typically eats one or two good-sized meals a month.Learn more about Snakes
The four types of consumers in ecology are herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and decomposers. Herbivores consume only vegetation and carnivores consume only other animals. Omnivores consume a mixed diet of plants and animals and decomposers consume plant and animal remains.Full Answer >
Mollusks are classified as herbivores, omnivores and carnivores, and their diets depend largely on the species and availability of food in a particular location. Some mollusks consume only algae and ocean plant matter, while others may eat shellfish and even small fish.Full Answer >
Bears, deer and wolves are examples of omnivores, herbivores and carnivores respectively. Many animals that are considered carnivores, such as foxes, actually eat plants as well. Not only do red foxes eat fruit, but they sometimes eat carrion.Full Answer >
Pythons are carnivores and in the wild they can eat animals such as antelope, monkeys, rodents, lizards, birds and caimans. If a python's habitat is near a location where there is livestock, it will feed on these animals. In captivity, a python's diet can include thawed rodents and rabbits.Full Answer >