Both pythons and crocodiles are ferocious predators, and many creatures fear them. A photographer managed to capture a mind-blowing image of a python eating up an entire crocodile, featuring an Australian freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni) and an olive phyton (Liasis olivaceus).
The photographer offered the images to an Australian nonprofit organization who decided to share them on a popular social media platform. Pythons are famous and infamous across the world for their ability to attack and consume considerably larger play. They enjoy a large variety of possible targets, ranging from impressive deer and up to porcupines, which are notorious for their sharp defense.
In some cases, they will even attack other pythons, and they may duel for several hours before the victor will eat the loser. Attacks on humans are quite rare, but a few cases have been recorded.
Mind-Blowing Image Of A Python Eating Up An Entire Crocodile
At one point, Hollywood turned the fear of large snake species into a handsome venture as several films which star larger-than-life reptiles made their way to the big screen. Most of them achieved a respectable box office, but the fad disappeared quickly in just a few years. Battles between crocodiles and pythons have been observed in the past.
The Burmese pythons can reach an impressive length of 18.8 feet (5.74 meters) and are invasive species which is found in Florida. The olive python is a native Australian species and doesn’t go to other places. It can reach a length of up to 13 feet (4 meters). Fights between crocodiles and pythons tend to surface quite often. Five years ago, an olive python killed and ate a freshwater crocodile. The reptile spent five hours to swallow the body of the crocodile.
An elastic jaw allows pythons to perform impressive feats since the bones of the lower jaw are connected by a ligament, which helps them to be spread apart. Their body is also optimized for the consumptions of large prey since they can accelerate their metabolism to process a large number of calories.
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