Black snakes are predators and will eat just about anything they can fit into their mouths. This includes small mammals such as voles mice and shrews; reptiles such as lizards turtles and snakes; amphibians such as frogs and toads; and birds such as chicks eggs and nestlings. They will also eat invertebrates such as insects earthworms and slugs. If food is scarce black snakes will also eat carrion or dead and decaying animals.
Interestingly black snakes have been known to eat other snakes including members of their own species. This is likely due to the fact that snakes are not often able to find food in the wild and will therefore eat whatever they can catch.
In terms of what black snakes specifically like to eat there is not a lot of information available. However it is known that they will eat more if given the opportunity and that they prefer live prey to dead prey. This suggests that they prefer to hunt and capture their food rather than simply scavenging for whatever they can find.
What does a black snake typically eat?
Answer 1: Black snakes typically eat rodents such as mice or rats.