Do you know what a stinking goddes is? A stinking goddess is a snake. It is a constrictor, which means it wraps itself around its prey and squeezes them to death. Then the snake will swallow its victim whole.
Why is a stinking goddess called a stinking goddess? Try to guess. This snake smells really bad when you pick it up. If you touch a stinking goddess, the snake really does stink!
Another name for a stinking goddes is a king rat snake. Stinking goddesses can be found in China, North Vietnam, and Taiwan. They like to live in the jungle and in forests. When they are born, baby stinking goddesses are a drab green color, but the adult stinking goddess's skin has a beautiful black and yellow pattern. Their scales are very rough.
A stinking goddess will eat anything it can get its body around, including other stinking goddesses. Sometimes a mother stinking goddess will even et her own eggs before they can hatch. These snakes like to eat mice and rats, birds and bird eggs, and other snakes too.
Be careful if you decide to keep a stinking goddess as a pet. If not watched closely, stinking goddesses are known to eat every otehr pet in the house.