.... till only the tail was left. The snake lay horizontally on the branch and drew the narrow tail inside like a noodle.
With a final twist like a spring uncoiled the snake moved off up into the tree.
The last of the lizard disappearing from view.
The only evidence of the event was the tell tale bulge just beyond the snake's neck. It would have probably laid up in some crook of a branch digesting it's meal. For the next week the snake would have had no thought of food.
Now. Just think about it. Eat a meal. Rest a week. What a great way to live. If only we could also eat & live like a reptile!!