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Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Gluttonous python attacks big goat, chokes on it (photos)
– A huge six meter python bit more than it can chew and paid for it
– The greedy snake was found by villagers who tried to free a goat but it was too late for it
– The unfortunate predator was later released into the nearby forest
A voracious 6m long python almost choked to death after trying to swallow a goat whose size was too big for its jaws.
The giant python was found coiled around the lifeless animal
The snake and its prey were found last week by villagers in Mallik Sobha village, Jalpaiguri district, eastern India.
The locals heard a goat screaming near the forest and immediately rushed to the spot where they saw a terrifying picture — a giant python was coiling around the lifeless body of the goat trying to devour it whole.
They have killed two to three cows, lambs and sheep in a year. I am heartbroken with my loss. I had never imagined my goat would meet with end this way.”
The snake was identified as a Burmese rock python, which is one of the five largest species of snakes in the world. It is native to a large variation of tropic and subtropic areas of South and Southeast Asia.
They are often found near water and are sometimes semi-aquatic, but can also be found in trees. Wild individuals average 3.7 m long,but have been known to reach 5.74 m.