Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

A Python Ate Crocodile Whole And You Can Guess What Happened Next.

One Trick

One Trick

Marvin Muller

The python has one more trick up its sleeve. A python has backward-curving teeth that act like a hook, keeping the crocodile in place, making sure it doesn’t free itself. In its stomach, and gullet, are strong, expandable muscles that help move the prey along. It appears that there is no hope for the crocodile, but nothing is set in stone, yet. Actually, a few months later something unexpected seemed to happen.

An Unbelievable Sight

An Unbelievable Sight

Lake Eland Game Reserve

While riding his bike, a man stumbled upon an unbelievable sight. He witnessed a huge python, that was made immobile by the size of its last meal, dead on the side of the road. The man contacted the researchers of the reserve and let them know what he had found. They were shocked when they arrived at the scene.

They Eat Anything

They Eat Anything

Lake Eland Game Reserve

It appeared that the python the man found was the same python that had eaten the crocodile. But this time, it looked like the python would not get to enjoy his meal. The researchers wondered if the pythons eyes were much too big for his stomach this time. In Florida, a Burmese python once exploded from a eating a crocodile, after all. They would have to do something a bit unpleasant in order to get the answer.

Unveiling The Surprise

Unveiling The Surprise

Lake Eland Game Reserve

The researchers used a razor to slice the python open in order to solve the mystery of the snake’s last meal. According to the size of the snake’s stomach it could have eaten a warthog, an impala, or even a deer. When they looked inside the stomach, they realized they were wrong. They found a huge amount of flesh, that had thick fur, and was as big as a dog. What could it be?

A Very Sticky Lunch

A Very Sticky Lunch

Lake Eland Game Reserve

They needed to examine a bit closer. When they continued their investigation, they found spines and quills! The snake had eaten a giant porcupine! Cape porcupines are one of the largest species of porcupine in the world and the largest rodent in Africa. Imagine what the snake went through in order to swallow that porcupine! Seeing the sharp quills, researchers quickly realized what most likely killed the snake.

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