One South African python bit off a little more than he could chew and it ended up being his last meal.
At the Lake Eland Game Reserve in South Africa last month, one python came to an unfortunate demise last month after making a poor decision on his meal choice.
Late last month, the South African python was spotted by a mountain biker. The python had a very large lump in its center section. The snake was still alive at the time and quickly became a park attraction with guests and rangers alike trying to figure out exactly what that unknown meal in its belly could be.
After about a week things took a turn and the python passed away. The park rangers, interested to find out what caused this reaction, performed a necropsy and found a 30-pound porcupine with its quills stuck deep in the python’s insides.
Game reserve manager Jennifer Fuller offered up a suggestion of what happened saying that, “With all the human interaction, this could have caused stress and the python would then regurgitate the meal up with all the quills causing a problem.”
No matter how it happened, we can only assume that a porcupine is almost always going to be a poor meal choice if it still has quills attached.
All images via Lake Eland Game Reserve Facebook Page
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