Snakes know how to adapt very well to the environment. Especially when it comes to hunting bats…
In Mexico, the Cave of the Hanging Serpents it is a tourist attraction. But few dare to enter. There is snakes attacking from the ceiling, batsand albino blind crustaceans They creak when you step on them. A terrifying nightmare.
Human beings have an ancestral fear of snakes and the insects. Without justification, because most snakes and insects, they don’t attack people.
Psychologists believe that it is a millennial reflection of when we survived in the open air and had to compete with them.
Snakes attacking from the ceiling
The Cave of the Hanging Serpents is located in the town of Kantemoin the Yukatán peninsula, in Mexico.
There lives the reddish-yellow rat snake (Pseudelaphe flavirufa), which, as its name indicates, feed mainly on mice.
But this is not the case with this colony that has always lived in inside the cave. There the snakes feed on bats… which only live on the roof of the cave.
To catch their prey, they snakes have learned to climb to the roof of the caves, and hide in cavities. There they wait, crouched, while they lie in wait for the bats that fly by. When they spot one they drop from the ceiling, holding on only with the tail. You can see it in this video:
The cave is pitch black, and to make it even more sinister, albino blind crustaceans live on the ground They creak when you step on them.
The mental image we form is unbearable for most. There are few who dare to enter the cave.
But the reality is that neither bats or crustaceans attack peopleand the snakes that hang from the ceiling… neither. So if you go into the Cave of the Hanging Serpents, probably nothing will happen to you. Probably…
At most, what you drop one snake in the headbecause it has fallen. But as we say, it won’t do anything to you.
The Cave of the Hanging Serpentswhere snakes attack from the ceilingIt is one of the most terrifying places on Earth. But only because so dictates the imagination. Would you dare to enter?