What Do Snake Eggs Look like?


Unlike birds, snakes lay their eggs underground for protection and for incubation. The color and shape of the snake egg may vary on the kind of snake (although there isn't too much variation).

Most snake eggs are small, slightly oval-shaped, and leathery to the touch. In contrast to bird eggs, which are hard, snake eggs are soft. Other snake eggs are bumpy and others look like bird eggs, depending on the region.
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Snake eggs are not as hard as bird eggs but they are instead soft like leather. The baby snake breaks out of the egg by using a particular egg tooth which it then loses after being born.
The eggs of snakes are usually oblong. A few will lay some that are bumpy looking or that are about the size of a grain of rice. Most will look a bit like bird eggs. They may start to deflate as they get ready to hatch.
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