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One Of The Biggest Pythons Ever Seen

South Africa is home to some of the largest pythons in the world. And this particular specimen was especially large, even by python standards. As if it weren’t big enough, it was engorged in the middle by some kind of huge prey animal.


Lake Eland is located at eastern southern tip of South Africa. It is owned by Eric and Trevor Dunstone, two brothers. It contains bushvled, coastal forest, grasslands, and wetland ecosystems. The name Lake Eland is in honor of the numerous antelope running around the reserve and, of course, large pythons.

South Africa is home to a subspecies of python called African rock pythons. They are nonvenomous snakes, instead killing their prey by coiling their bodies around the animal and then constricting the air out of their lungs.