Onlookers witnessed a frightening scene in Australia on Monday, as a ten-foot snake, believed to be a python, won a lengthy battle with a crocodile.
The episode took place at Lake Moondarra and was captured on camera by local residents. The snake can be seen fighting with the crocodile, and then later moving him to the land and swallowing him whole.
Tiffany Corlis witnessed the whole incident, and was able to snap several pictures of the snake and crocodile. “It was amazing,” she explained to the BBC. “We saw the snake fighting with the crocodile – it would roll the crocodile around to get a better grip, and coil its body around the crocodile’s legs to hold it tight.”
Apparently, the snake coiled so tightly around the crocodile that he was no longer able to move, and could be seen trying to hold his head out of the water. “The fight began in the water – the crocodile was trying to hold its head out of the water at one time, and the snake was constricting it,” Corlis continued.
“After the crocodile had died, the snake uncoiled itself, came around to the front, and started to eat the crocodile, face-first.”
Tiffany’s husband Travis explained that snakes and crocodiles are very common in the area, however he had never seen them fighting like this before.
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