Can an anaconda bite off more than it can chew? Yes, it turns out.
When these men found a dead and bloated anaconda in the jungle, they decided to cut it open and see what the giant lump in its stomach was. Wouldn’t you be curious?
Warning: If you’re not a fan of snakes or graphic imagery, this video might not be your cup of tea.
For everyone else, enjoy this mind-blowing miscalculation.
Sometimes I feel that way after Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily, I haven’t ended up the same way this snake did. I hope I never do.
Anaconda snakes are from South America and can grow up to 550 pounds and over 29 feet long, which makes them the heaviest snakes in the world, with pythons being right before them in length.
Because snakes can go months without eating, their jaws are attached by stretchy ligaments that can extend to swallow prey of almost any size so they can eat less often. The bigger problem is then digesting and being able to move after swallowing such a massive meal.
As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to avoid eating your own kind. But it’s doubly true for eating meals as big as yourself. Gluttony is bad, folks. Learn from this unfortunate reptile.