Living on a lake draws all kinds of wildlife into our yard, especially ducks! We have made our yard into a place that draws them to many areas that they feel safe enough to make a nest and lay their eggs in it. One day when my kids were very young, I noticed that a snake had come upon one of the nests and was beginning to make a feast out of one of the eggs. It was just getting ready to swallow one when I called all the children over to watch this incredible act of nature. Duck eggs are larger that your average chicken egg. God had given this serpent the ability to dislodge its jaw and wrap its entire head around it and swallow it whole. Then we watched it twist and turn trying to crush it in its belly. This is the reptile that God likens to Satan. The innocent duck had her children devoured by the snake and if we don't protect our children by immersing them in God's Word, Satan will devour them too!
And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Revelation 12:9