Coming out of its shell: Baby rat snake emerges from its egg
A baby rat snake breaks free from its egg as it begins to explore its new surroundings The tiny reptile took roughly eight hours to fully emerge after breaking the shell with its head. India-based snake enthusiast Avrajjal Ghosh incubated the egg after finding it on a construction site. He looked after the egg for three weeks before the baby snake finally emerged on Tuesday, October 22. The reptiles are constrictors and predominantly live on birds and rodents. For a long time they were thought to be completely non-venomous, but studies have found that some contain small quantities of venom.