Python Eats Porcupine Whole, Then The Unexpected Happens…

The researchers harvested the python’s skin.

After removing the porcupine from the snake’s gut, its skin was removed, either for study or as a trophy.


The python did not die in vain, at least. Researchers were able to collect data that will help us better understand the snakes and their eating habits.

Rock pythons are not endangered, though they are threatened in some areas due to people killing them out of fear. They are a particularly large and unpredictable kind of python, so the fear is understandable, if somewhat unfair.

African rock pythons are actually an invasive species in the Florida everglades and pose a threat to native species there. It is legal to hunt them in Florida.

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