Snake Eating Croc Actually Not Rare Occurrence

    March 4, 2014
    Lacy Langley
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If people who don’t care for all things huge, creepy and dangerous needed yet another reason to steer clear of Australia, this would be it.

Several bystanders at Lake Moondarra witnessed an enormous water python devouring a small crocodile in a shocking display of food chain action.

Mother Tiffany Corlis was having breakfast near the lake on Sunday when some nearby canoeists directed her attention to the epic reptilian battle going on not far from where she was, according to the Brisbane Times.

She said of the events that slowly unfolded, ‘‘[The crocodile] was fighting at the start, so it was trying to keep its head out of water and survive. But, as the morning sort of progressed, you could tell that both of them were getting a little weaker. Finally, the croc sort of gave in and the snake had uncoiled for a little while and had a brief break and then actually started to consume the crocodile.’’

‘‘It was just unbelievable.” she continued,”We were sort of thinking that the snake had bitten off a little more than it could chew. But it did. It actually ate the crocodile. The aftermath showed the overstuffed snake lying still, where presumably it stayed for some time as it digested its dinner. When you actually looked at the snake, you could actually see the crocodile’s ridges, legs and everything inside its belly.’’


Strangely enough, this sort of event is not uncommon. Snake expert and Associate Professor at the University of Queensland’s School of Biological Science Brian Fry, said of the occurence, ‘‘Crocs are more dangerous to catch but easier to sneak up on,’’ he said. ‘‘Up in Kakadu, for example, they feed heavily on small rodents but that’s not to say they won’t take the crocs as well. The problem is they are risking being injured or killed, so they have to be judicious.’’

The crazy part of this whole ordeal is that swimming in this particular lake has always been considered a safer choice. I’m sure residents will rethink this evaluation. I know I would if I realized that this huge snake called the mud and waters of Lake Moondarra his home.

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  • j_c2008@bellsouth.net

    I have eaten both snake & alligator meat. Both are very tasty when properly cooked.

  • buddykush

    Not new. A few years ago a python in Florida swallowed a large gator but couldn’t move. Another gator came along and chomped on the snake killing it, I saw the pic, very interesting.

  • Steve Parish

    Bigger animals eat smaller animals every day. I’m sure bigger crocodiles eat smaller snakes all the time.

  • beepath

    Can’t help but think of what the Koch brothers have done and are doing to this country…..

    • curtismon

      Maybe you need to check out George Soros instead…the oil baron who runs the DNC. You think the Koch brothers are the only ones with oil interests? And the GOP is the only side? Don’t be naive…

      • beepath

        Nah, Soros is a kitten next to the Koch funded tea-billies. They have funded something that they attempted to pass as a grass-roots train wreck and have taken advantage of the folks with no critical thinking skills….ooooh the dread critical thinking skill that would keep the Koch fascists down on the farm. The pendulum is swinging…..HAHAHAHA