All species of snakes are carnivores, or meat eaters. Most snakes eat rats and birds, but some of the larger species can eat deer and other larger animals. Small snakes eat invertebrates, such as insects.Know More
Another word for carnivorous is "zoophagous." "Zoo" means animal, and "phagous" means to eat.
Snakes kill their prey by biting and injecting venom or by squeezing prey to death with their strong, coiling, muscular bodies. Snakes that do not have venom and do not constrict simply grab prey with their mouths and swallow it. Many species also consume eggs.
Snakes eat much less than mammals because they are cold-blooded. A snake requires only about 10 percent the calories that a mammal of similar size needs.Learn more about Snakes
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 >
Dolphins are carnivores. They eat a variety of fish, especially flying fish. Catching these flying fish sometimes requires the dolphins to leap out of the water.Full Answer >
Foxes are classified as omnivores, not carnivores. As an omnivore, a fox eats meat but also eats fruits and leaves.Full Answer >
Wolves are mainly carnivores. Although they occasionally eat plants and berries, they are skilled hunters and scavengers, and the vast majority of their diet consists of meat.Full Answer >