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Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile

What happens in the wild is sometimes hard to imagine. Sometimes other animals can be others prey. In this case, here is a python and a crocodile who come across each other in Australia. This is a bit graphic, so beware. Images have recently been shared on the GG Wildlife Rescue Inc‘s Facebook page showing an incredible battle of nature and survival between an Australian freshwater crocodile and an olive python. The incredible photos were captured by Martin Muller as he was kayaking in Mount Isa, Queensland.

This is a very large olive python, which is actually the second largest snake in Australia next to the scrub python.

Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue

The snake locates the crocodile.

Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue

The snake begins slowly beings swallowing the crocodile whole.

Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue
Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue
Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue
Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue
Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue
Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue
Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue
Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue
Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue

And the alligator is gone.

Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue
Photographer Captures Massive Python Devouring A Crocodile
GG Wildlife Rescue

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It is likely that this snake won’t eat again for many, many months. An interesting tid-bit is that after a large meal of this size, snakes actually remodel their internal organs in order to deal with such a massive meal. Their heart increases in length and their intestines experience massive hypertrophy in order to pump out enough digestive enzymes to consume this meal.

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