Once the eggs reach an age of five days, the embryos can escape the snake. Normal incubation requires seven days; however, when the snake starts tearing off sections of eggs, the embryos begin wriggling furiously inside their eggs. The eggs hatch and the embryos which are now tadpoles fall into the water.
Karen Warkentin, of the University of Texas, says, "We usually think that
eggs just sit there, that they don't have any behavior. But these
embryos are clearly behaving." We would suggest that there is a design
to this system which allows the eggs a level of survival that keeps
the species surviving. Design of this kind is programmed and speaks
eloquently of the master plan of life.
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