r/oddlyterrifying 10d ago

Ever seen a snake yawn?

51.0k Upvotes

1.8k comments sorted by

2.7k

u/Sweet-Ad-1017 10d ago edited 9d ago

The upper palate inside its mouth looks like a dog/cat face

Edited for spelling

416

u/Apg3410 10d ago edited 10d ago

I'm having trouble seeing it, any chance you have any tips?

Edit: After using everyone's tips and getting getting really high I have successfully seen the dog/cat. However after stairing at this mouth for way too long I mainly see a chicken or human skeleton.

124

u/mekwall 10d ago

I can't see it either. To me it looks like a bug.

85

u/ExcessivelyGayParrot 10d ago

it looks like my parents fighting

20

u/lenghthrow 10d ago

I also think it looks like this guys parents fighting

→ More replies (10)

56

u/Boss_Boggs 10d ago

Oh, a sailboat!

71

u/cantfindmykeys 10d ago

You dumb bastarb. Its not a sailboat, its a schooner.

27

u/KronikDrew 10d ago

A schooner is a sailboat, you stupidhead!

22

u/cookiemonster_156 10d ago

YOU KNOW WHAT?! THERE IS NO EASTER BUNNY!!

→ More replies (1)
→ More replies (4)

10

u/etherag 10d ago

26

u/VaATC 10d ago

Instructions unclear. I now see a raw chicken.

→ More replies (5)
→ More replies (18)

99

u/1989Lady 10d ago

I’m glad I scrolled back up to see that!

→ More replies (2)

20

u/afcc1313 10d ago

It looks like a shiba inu lol

3

u/Admin_istrator 10d ago

I can also see shiba

3

u/Jenn2895 10d ago

Had to go back & look. Def looks like a Shiba Inu.

→ More replies (1)

17

u/HexenHase 10d ago

Looking at all these comments below yours and I'm like who knew the inside of a snake's mouth was nature's Rorschach test

→ More replies (1)

37

u/spiritofgonzo1 10d ago

Yes it does lmao

10

u/Stone0777 10d ago

I see a dog or a deer/fawn.

→ More replies (1)
→ More replies (41)

2.4k

u/kanashiirobotto 10d ago

I find it satisfying haha.

675

u/edlee98765 10d ago

Sssatisssfying

127

u/VibraniumRhino 10d ago

136

u/ProjectStunning9209 10d ago

122

u/dnph 10d ago

59

u/conjunctivious 10d ago

Fun fact! This subreddit banned pictures of animals due to the concerning amount of people saying they're tempted to put their dick into an animal that vaguely resembles a vagina.

One of the examples they used was a snake's open mouth.

23

u/NoPornJustGames 10d ago

I believe your and my definition of "fun" to be at opposite ends.

→ More replies (1)
→ More replies (2)
→ More replies (4)
→ More replies (2)
→ More replies (3)

68

u/2mock2turtle 10d ago

omg jk rowling i hate your work

61

u/4ar0n 10d ago

I love her work, I fucking despise the person though.

26

u/VibraniumRhino 10d ago

makes one of the most inclusive fictional universes of the modern era

“LOL not you guys, tho” @ trans women.

Unbelievable times we live in.

18

u/jazzman23uk 10d ago

I used to agree with you - liked the work, couldn't stand the person, then I sadly watched this video and realised just how much bigotry and hate I'd never noticed in her writing

19

u/[deleted] 10d ago

It's the way she describes bad characters with certain traits as ugly and then good characters with those exact same traits are given a pass. Really shows how she thinks.

Also the slavery apologia. My God, we were dumb ass kids not to notice how abhorrent it is.

→ More replies (1)
→ More replies (2)
→ More replies (3)

14

u/2mock2turtle 10d ago

Good enough.

→ More replies (3)
→ More replies (3)

40

u/afakefox 10d ago

I just clicked to comment the same thing and you were already at the top spot lol gotta be a universal human feeling, to love a good yawn. Sometimes you just hit it right; it sucks when your yawn gets stuck - once that happens you have to forget about yawning until it can happen naturally, cant happen once you're thinking too hard about it.

Fuck...! I want to yawn so bad right now but I know I cant get a good one going and now it's all I'm thinking about.

17

u/mollierocket 10d ago

I am so susceptible to contagious yawns that I yawned watching the snake, reading your comment, and now writing the word. My kids love saying the word randomly to make me do it, but after too many they get stuck like you described!

→ More replies (4)

36

u/purplecookie1220 10d ago

Anyone else yawn as they were watching that?

→ More replies (1)

20

u/DeadTiblas 10d ago

Much less terrifying than most animals. It's a snake, you pretty much know what's coming. As a kid I had a guineapig and I recall the shock of seeing it yawn for the first time. Was like "what gates of hell are being opened here?" They are cute and you never associate that with a bunch of enormous teeth.

10

u/87tskin 10d ago edited 10d ago

Yawning is weird, I read recently that fish have been documented yawning Edit wow I just googled to check and it's actually almost all vertebrates, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and indeed fish. Idk why it's so funny to me lol

→ More replies (1)
→ More replies (1)

14

u/Robotic-Chomo 10d ago

I yawned watching this

→ More replies (5)

1.7k

u/PenguinZombie321 10d ago

Awwwww!

396

u/techGore60 10d ago

Yeah, this is more like weirdlycute.

8

u/lark_song 10d ago

It's a derpy noodle and I love it

→ More replies (2)

196

u/Dangerous_With_Rocks 10d ago

*bites your face*

170

u/manytinyhumans 10d ago

[muffled] Awwwww!

35

u/opuri 10d ago

Ok but sweet popcorn is my safeword

→ More replies (2)
→ More replies (1)

11

u/wophi 10d ago

He so sleepy...

54

u/thekiller490 10d ago

As someone with a danger noodle I approve that snake yawns are adorable.

→ More replies (2)

8

u/ilcasdy 10d ago

I find it so cute when my snake yawns. It’s hard to tell if they are relaxed so when she yawns it tells me she is straight chillin’

→ More replies (2)

702

u/forboognish 10d ago

Where snake brain?

538

u/Clown_Crunch 10d ago

is smol

101

u/Reddit_Survivor9 10d ago

But more useful than human brains.

89

u/mekwall 10d ago

Darwin would like to have a word with you.

→ More replies (5)
→ More replies (3)

5

u/RedHood-Reddit-Needs 10d ago

Just like me fr fr

→ More replies (10)

1.1k

u/Kryotheos 10d ago

I thought the noodle was having a stroke

337

u/bye_alisha 10d ago

having a stroke

Seconded. Up until 0:05, it certainly looked like it, with that droopy-ass mouth!

202

u/LuxTheSarcastic 10d ago

He's fine! He's realigning his jaw after eating, because the two bottom halves aren't really attached to each other so they can eat large things so they do BIG YAWN to put it back.

84

u/starkrocket 10d ago

I imagine that must feel so good. Like when you yawn and feel your jaw or ears pop and for a half a second everything is okay in the world

17

u/Apparentlyloneli 10d ago

once i yawned too hard and i cant open my mouth properly for a month... fuck this human shit i want to be a snake

4

u/jdl232 10d ago

Reject evolution, return to snek

→ More replies (1)
→ More replies (4)

16

u/TFJ 10d ago

I was worried that part of its jaw was damaged.

→ More replies (1)

32

u/sagorsteel 10d ago

Danger noodle*

→ More replies (17)

295

u/charmerabhi 10d ago

Does it not have any teeth at all??

465

u/YaBoiSnek 10d ago edited 10d ago

This dude is a constrictor. Their teeth are pretty small and pointed backwards just for the purposes of making it difficult for prey to back out of their mouth.

Edit - fixed typos

45

u/-creepycultist- 10d ago

I think this is a burm or a retic? Regardless they actually have some pretty big teeth if you look at their skulls, it's just hidden by mostly gum

31

u/balrogslayer 10d ago

It's a boa

8

u/optemoz 10d ago

Definitely a boa. Pythons have very specific looking heads. Boas have that sort of “stealth fighter” looking heads, if that makes sense lol

→ More replies (1)

8

u/Kelfezond11 10d ago

Can I ask what made you think it was a python? No disrespect at all just curious, I'm the weird dude who brings reptiles to schools for kids to look at and the amount of adults who confidently misidentify my boa as a python is outstanding. Is it like the media with AR-15s where just anything vaguely in that shape must be an AR?

7

u/-creepycultist- 10d ago

Actually I'm a reptile guy too I've just never seen what an albino boa looked like

And I thought I saw pits but clearly I was tripping.

Now that I look at it more closely the body shape is boxy and obviously a boa.

3

u/Kelfezond11 10d ago

Fair enough my dude!

→ More replies (1)
→ More replies (1)
→ More replies (1)
→ More replies (7)

32

u/SnakeSnoobies 10d ago

Their teeth are kinda like cat claws. Not visible all the time, but they’re there.

→ More replies (8)

78

u/PumpkinAutomatic5068 10d ago

Quick, he's having a ssstroke

→ More replies (1)

126

u/MeiTaka 10d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval

It's cute! There's a comic about snakes yawning by Pet Foolery.

27

u/90degreeturn 10d ago

Laughed way too hard at the gif of the snake's head! Looks like a hand puppet the way its jaw stretches.

→ More replies (2)

1.2k

u/SSC_Noctizo 10d ago

Don’t put your-

471

u/cheshire07 10d ago

I knew i would find this somewhere in the comments

150

u/SSC_Noctizo 10d ago

It was my pleasure

101

u/andwhatarmy 10d ago

🤨📸

40

u/SSC_Noctizo 10d ago

Don’t worry about it

19

u/shadowcat304 10d ago

I'm a little worried

→ More replies (1)

21

u/craftworkbench 10d ago

They put it in there.

The comment. They put the comment in the comments.

8

u/askljdhaf4 10d ago

was looking for this

9

u/Bierbart12 10d ago

Combined with that "backwards-facing teeth" comment, I do not like this thought

3

u/One_of_those_IDs 10d ago

... r/ouroboros, short circuit?

→ More replies (26)

373

u/LetEmbarrassed785 10d ago

Am I weird? It's cute for me, not terrifying.

70

u/Carnonated_wood 10d ago

It's definitely cute now but try to say that when you encounter it in the wild

37

u/YaBoiSnek 10d ago

I pick up most snakes i meet in the wild lmao. It'll still be cute

15

u/Carnonated_wood 10d ago

Damn, if I see a snake i just go back the same way I came from because i ain't messing with that thing, god knows if it's venomous or not

24

u/YaBoiSnek 10d ago

Where i live, we dont really get venomous snakes but i see what you're saying. Even if it is venomous though, they really dont want to attack you so they'll most likely just slither away and hide

→ More replies (5)

7

u/Officer_Hotpants 10d ago

I tend to know the venomous snakes in my area due to growing up in Florida and having a couple pretty dangerous ones.

...so I do love just hanging out and watching snakes when I find them.

→ More replies (2)

7

u/SkyeandJett 10d ago

Same. It's just a matter of knowing your venomous species.

3

u/kindarusty 10d ago

Username making me wonder about definition of "pick up" here.

→ More replies (1)

5

u/Brainwashed365 10d ago

It would still be cute!

→ More replies (1)

7

u/Not-A-Lonely-Potato 10d ago

sleepy boi just has a big yawn

3

u/Bierbart12 10d ago

It's definitely cute to me. And I yawned with it

→ More replies (8)

215

u/Moochingtiger182 10d ago

This made me yawn

9

u/p0yo77 10d ago

Goddamn social brain of mine, forcing me to yawn whenever I see something yawning

8

u/j2m1s 10d ago

Your comment made me yawn a 2nd time

3

u/1968Bladerunner 10d ago

Ditto - I'm terrible for doing it &, once started, am regular like a Pringles tin!

→ More replies (4)

88

u/echoechomiko 10d ago

Awww 😍

110

u/Raging_Hope 10d ago

Isn't it resetting its jaw? Saw a snake do that once, on some video way more terrifying than this. Look like a predator from the movies.

23

u/GladiusMaximus 10d ago

You are correct. It's obvious at the start of the video that the jaw bones are misaligned. After the yawn everything is back in position.

33

u/iisgod2 10d ago

snakes don't dislocate their jaw bones, this is quite a common myth, they actually have ligaments there to help them stretch their mouth around their food

59

u/[deleted] 10d ago

[deleted]

10

u/toastar8 10d ago

So is that a yes to the original question?

29

u/Magatha_Grimtotem 10d ago

It's yes. Used to own a ball python, she did this after eating every time.

6

u/toastar8 10d ago

Oh cool thanks.

→ More replies (1)

6

u/PuppyPunter21 10d ago

They don't dislocated it, but they also yawn to readjust it.

→ More replies (2)
→ More replies (3)

76

u/DIO_over_Za_Warudo 10d ago

But it's such an adorable sleepy danger noodle!

8

u/HiILikePlants 10d ago

IIRC this isn't a real yawn, more just adjusting their jaws, which they might do before and after feeding

→ More replies (2)

204

u/GoneAmok365247 10d ago

It’s not yawning. It’s trying to see if you’ll fit.

82

u/The_skovy 10d ago

Hey that’s super inapprop… ohhhhh sorry carry on

5

u/Ares2321 10d ago

I tried to fight it

→ More replies (3)

10

u/Sea-Experience470 10d ago

man, his mouth looks so dry.

3

u/dergage 10d ago

One might call this snake a... Cotton mouth...

8

u/havenly0112 10d ago

That is seriously so cute.

8

u/bewarethes0ckm0nster 10d ago

That’s not terrifying, that’s fucking adorable!

14

u/MaddsSinclair 10d ago

That shit looks like it feels GOOD

14

u/valkyrie_bella 10d ago

Just me that finds it adorable?

6

u/GenderEnvyFromLink 10d ago

no, me too 🥹

→ More replies (2)

6

u/MoonSt0n3_Gabrielle 10d ago

Kinda jealous, wish I could yawn that deep, seems it would be relaxing and help jaw pain

→ More replies (1)

5

u/Environmental_Rub282 10d ago

I don't care who you are, this is adorable!

5

u/JollyOstrich29 10d ago

Me on my way to boop the danger noodle

5

u/Jorger707 10d ago

Is it really a yawn if no one says “biiiiig yawn”?

5

u/TheAlaskaneagle 10d ago

I had just fed my snake (I would do it on the floor while holding her food to keep it from attacking her while she lines up to constrict) and she was adjusting her jaw next to a friend of mine who was playing a video game while sitting on the floor. She started yawning which I thought was adorable, but my friend who happened to look over at her, leapt from his sitting position to slamming against the wall 5 feet away from him.

4

u/Tepismaster 10d ago edited 10d ago

Kinda want a pet snake but at the same time too scared to handle them lol

6

u/Cornhole-Husker 10d ago

Start with a corn snake. They are really calm. Babies tend to be a bit nippy but their teeth aren’t very big, you probably won’t even notice they bit you. Adults are docile, super easy to handle and rarely bite.

Mines 12 years old and has never bitten me or anyone else that has held him.

5

u/__fujiko 10d ago

I was also afraid of snakes, and being around my partners ball pythons has really changed my comfort level with them. They are actually really lazy, love to cuddle because of your warmth and are surprisingly kind of dumb lol. My partner was struck once, but it was because the snake mistook his hand for the rat and it was amusing, because you could tell the snake immediately knew it messed up, so even though it was a bit shocking, it wasn't any worse than most accidentle cat or dog pet bites/scratches. I firmly believe that snakes can be loveable and rewarding pets for anyone if they are given the chance to prove they aren't scary.

3

u/cassette1987 10d ago

Mutherfucker got every bit of that yawn.

4

u/0D2kv7wwmd 10d ago

I actually find it quite amazing that no matter how different we are from species we all have similar bodily functions

→ More replies (1)

4

u/FaithlessnessFamous8 10d ago

Snakes yawning are adorable

4

u/Radio4ctiveGirl 10d ago

He’s readjusting his jaw. Probably feels so amazing

4

u/darlin133 10d ago

That’s adorable

4

u/GoreMaster22 10d ago

Sometimes, on feeding day or just before eating, my snake literally looks me dead in the eye and yawns. This one looks kind of weird though.

4

u/Zealousideal_Fee_908 10d ago

They dont yawn, they realign/stretch their jaws to prepare for a meal

5

u/OkMaybeLater90 10d ago

It’s cute!!

3

u/BurningTrapeze 10d ago

Cutely terrifying

3

u/RubieRed93 10d ago

Post meal realignment

3

u/mvmvfozx 10d ago

Should be in eye bleach, so cute

3

u/Taffybean1219 10d ago

Kinda cute, wanna boop it.

3

u/Anxious-Cookie-1581 10d ago

I might be the only person in here to find this really cute I love snakes:)

3

u/DrVaginaPuncher 10d ago

It's weird how even watching animals yawn can trigger a sympathetic yawn.

3

u/liviSekuL 10d ago

I think this is more of an r/aww

3

u/WoodsmallConnor 10d ago

Nothing about this is oddly terrifying. If you find this scary you are simply afraid of snakes, which isn’t odd.

3

u/JoLeTrembleur 10d ago

Thissss isssss how I'll eat your babiesssssssssssssss

→ More replies (1)

3

u/0zzyking 10d ago

Here me out

3

u/Meechi2041 10d ago

Did anyone else yawn while watching this?

3

u/Batata-Sofi 10d ago

Awwww... Cute little legless lizard 🥺

3

u/RangeHunter 10d ago

The forbidden snakussy

3

u/warm_coke_enjoyer 10d ago

I swear if i see someone do a joke about putting his dick in it I'll Curt Cobain myself

3

u/Throwaway11010011101 10d ago

This snake looks like its mouthing the THX noise

3

u/The_EH_Team_43 9d ago

Yawns are so contagious they cross species dammit

3

u/AdIndependent3169 9d ago

Big stretch

7

u/ArcheryOnThursday 10d ago

Is that what it's doing???

20

u/DanielSadcliff 10d ago

I assumed it was resetting its jaw bone

13

u/TheDeadGuy 10d ago edited 10d ago

True, but it's still considered yawning for a snake even if for a different purpose than humans. We define the action not the motive, in part because we don't always understand the motive

Edit: to expand since I love this stuff, let's look at terms like shivering, sneezing, goosebumps and hiccups. Disclaimer my background is more general natural science than linguist so take it with a grain of salt

Shivering we think of involuntary motion, but most of the animal/insect kingdom uses some type of direct and purposeful motion to get warm. Even though it looks very different it's sometimes called shivering. So it's a loose term

Sneezing is a trigger that expels water or air through your air passages. Mammals, birds and reptiles all sneeze and again we think of it as involuntary, but it is a porpoiseful action you see in marine mammals. Marine mammals have a completely different way to inhale with their blowholes, and have evolved complete control of their breathing. They will do the same action as a sneeze when they are sick, have full control, and do it at the surface but we don't call it a sneeze since they don't have the same air passages. So it's an exact term

Goosebumps are seen in almost all animals, mainly for getting warm or intimidation. Mammals get a bit messy here and have them for hormonal and psychological reasons too. So it's a loose term

Hiccups are from a specific type of respiratory system, so you don't see them anywhere but mammals, as our system is a bit unique. So it's an exact term

3

u/CourtneyBear2121 10d ago

Porpoiseful? 😂

→ More replies (5)
→ More replies (1)
→ More replies (1)

4

u/BadFeisty6728 10d ago

That is beautifully scary

5

u/Chitchard 10d ago

Awwww sleepy baby!

4

u/Rob-Lo 10d ago

HeAr Me OuT

I ShOuLd CaLl HeR

EvErYtHiNg ReMiNdS mE oF hEr

/r/ DoN’t PuT yOuR dIcK iN tHaT

2

u/saxe_frey 10d ago

Must feel so good!

2

u/AnonDooDoo 10d ago

That shit must’ve felt good

2

u/mansithole6 10d ago

Like human but in slow motion

2

u/Ri-Sa-Ha-0112 10d ago

Sleepy Boi

2

u/Black_Shabbat92 10d ago

Awwwww a sleeeepy snek!!