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This bird, which usually eats nuts, seeds and insects in the summertime, had caught a worm snake (Carphophis amoenus). At one point, the bird flew further away from me and unfortunately dropped the snake in flight near the creek. I remained watching and about five minutes later, the bird had caught the snake again and flew off with it.
The Brumley Nature Preserve North is an area with meadows, woods, a creek and ponds. This bird caught the snake near the creek.
This was a very surprising spotting as I had never heard of titmice eating snakes. They come to my feeders often for nuts and seeds. The bird was very determined to hang on to its catch.
Lat: 36.03, Long: -79.04
Spotted on Dec 8, 2018
Submitted on Feb 5, 2019
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