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Date: Sep 06, 2007 - 01:02 PM
Moray Eels, according to new research, are equipped with an extra set of jaws to pull food into their mouths...

Instead of sucking, one of these eels bites its prey with its primary set of teeth. It then draws the second set of teeth into its mouth by contracting long muscles. The secondary jaws clamp down on the prey, allowing the eel to move its primary jaws forward in a gulping motion to take in more of the prey. The two sets of jaws take turns until the whole animal has been swallowed.


"When an eel lunges out and it bites off your snout... that's a moray..."



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