What is the easiest way to ID bird eggs vs. snake eggs besides size
of the egg?
Snake eggs are leathery or flexible instead of hard and brittle like bird
eggs. Many snake eggs are more elongated than bird eggs, but that isn't always
true. Snake eggs will always be more hidden than those of bird, never in
At a wildlife refuge, I was told that snake eggs are soft, bird eggs are hard.
But I believe soft eggs could also be from a turtle or even lizard, and remember
that some snakes give live birth (ovoviviparous).
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