8 Birds That Enjoy Eating Snakes

Red-Tailed Hawks: Iconic North American raptors known for versatile hunting habits. Found in various habitats, they primarily prey on small mammals but also target snakes opportunistically.

 Short-toed Snake Eagles: Specialized snake hunters inhabiting semi-desert regions. With impressive wingspans, they confront snakes on the ground, emphasizing their unique dietary preference.

Laughing Falcons: Central and South American hunters renowned for their snake expertise. Despite their smaller size, they fearlessly tackle venomous snakes, exhibiting remarkable hunting behaviors.

Great Horned Owls: Nocturnal predators with a vast prey range including snakes. Known for their adaptability, they're proficient hunters of both non-venomous and venomous snake species.

Greater Roadrunners: Southwest U.S. natives famed for combating venomous snakes. Their clever tactics, like using cactus pieces to trap snakes.

Great Blue Herons: Majestic waders adept at hunting snakes in aquatic habitats. Their large size and diverse diet, including fish and reptiles.

Chickens: Domesticated junglefowl, Gallus gallus domesticus, originating from southern Asia. Weighing 2.5–4.5 kg, they can tackle snakes, but watch for venomous ones.

Wild Turkeys: Meleagris gallopavo, native to North America. Weighing 2.5–11 kg, non-migratory, often winters on conifer branches to evade blizzards.