Indigo Snake Eats Python 01 – Snake Cannibalism



    Newborn Burmese Python have to move quickly away from their nest before predators picks up their sent. The Indigo Snake is a formidable snake hunter, which would not hesitate to attack and feed on rattlesnakes, cottonmouth and over vipers because it is immune to against their venom. The sent of a python hatchling just passing through its territory get his undivided attention and the hunter begins stalking its prey.

    With a swift bite to the python’s head, the indigo snake subdues the hatchling, firmly holding it in its grip and blocking the prey’s airway with its powerful jaws. But good nutrition has giving the feisty young python enough strength to fight back its attacker. Still the larger indigo has no problem overpowering the smaller snake. It’s only a question of time until the python’s energy recourses have been exhausted. Through constituently pinning the young python to the ground, the attacker’s strategy is simply to tire its prey enough before swallowing it alive.

    The hatchlings is loosing its strength fast and being dragged near the Indigo’s lair to avoid the risk of being discovered by other predators. The hungry snakes eats its prey fast and alive. The python hatchling is doomed and any resistance is in vain by now.

    Humans represent the biggest threat to indigo snakes. Highway fatalities, wanton killings, and overcollection for the pet trade adversely affect indigo snake populations. Snakes are taken illegally from the wild for the pet trade. Eastern indigo snakes are sometimes “gassed” in their burrows by rattlesnake hunters. Indigo Snake Eats Python was filmed by Heiko Kiera aka Ojatro in 2009.


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