Python Eats Porcupine Whole, Then The Unexpected Happens…

Although the croc attempts to tap out, the python does not relent.

The snake lashed out, grabbed the crocodile and wrapped its coils around its body. The attack happened quickly, but death would come slowly to the crocodile.

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Like boa constrictors, pythons are nonvenomous and rely on constriction to kill their prey. Once a prey animal is within the python’s body coils, there’s virtually nothing it can do to resist. The coils tighten and keep tightening on every exhalation the prey animal makes.

The primary cause of death isn’t crushing, but asphyxiation. It is now believed that the interrupted blood flow that results from being constricted may precipitate heart failure in the prey animals as well.

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