Does the roadrunner eat many venomous desert species like spiders, scorpions, and rattlesnakes?


The roadrunner is famous for being able to eat rattlesnakes and sometimes two roadrunners will work together to kill a snake. They are also known for eating all sorts of insects and spiders. They mostly like crickets and grasshoppers, and I've seen them eat a lot of butterflies in my yard. However, they can also eat scorpions, lizards and the Greater Roadrunner in the Sonoran desert has been known to even eat mice, young rabbits, tarantulas, and if it can't find anything else, it will eat prickly pear cactus fruit!

Updated on March 27, 2018

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Real Roadrunner Video and Facts for Kids
By Virginia Kearney