Python Eats Porcupine Whole, Then The Unexpected Happens…

The Snake Begins Eating

The quadrate bone is what allows snakes to swallow prey much larger than themselves. This is an extra bone that helps unhinge their jaw and consume massive meals such as this crocodile.


Pythons have backwards-curving teeth, which prevent their prey from struggling free of their mouths. It is not terribly uncommon for pythons to swallow prey while it’s still alive.

Once inside the stomach of the python, the animals are slowly digested over the course of weeks or even months. The python made surprisingly quick work of this crocodile.