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Bjorn Vang Jensen wrote:
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> Thank you for this, Christian, great research and authoritative sources! I
> stand corrected in my previous assumption, that sea snakes can bite much
> larger areas than an earlobes or a little finger _through dislocating their
> jaws_, but it is obvious from the picture of the little girl's foot that at
> least some species can bite areas much bigger than earlobes/fingers, however
> they do it!

I happened to watch a program dedicated to sea snakes and sea
eagles  last week on the National Geographic channel. The sea
eagles were preying on the sea snakes. During one sequence (also
shown in slow motion) you could see a sea snake trying to bite an
eagle's legs while caught in his talons. The snake's mouth opened
with a very large angle (over 90 degrees in my estimation).
I'm not a specialist but it really looked as though this snake
could bite something significantly bigger than an earlobe or a
finger.

Jean-Marc