• Home
  • Global News
  • Magar-munch: Kayaker captures epic swamp battle between a python and a crocodile - See Pictures
Magar-munch: Kayaker captures epic swamp battle between a python and a crocodile - See Pictures

The olive python is currently Australia’s second largest snake.


In today’s edition of bizarre stories from Australia, an olive python was captured on camera chomping on a fully-grown crocodile and then swallowing the reptile completely before slowly slithering away into the wild.
The terrifying battle was spotted by kayaker Martin Muller while he was travelling down a swamp in Mount Isa in Queensland. He wasted no time in capturing the epic fight on his camera.
GG Wildlife Rescue Inc’s official Facebook page shared the pictures which now have over 35,000 shares and 19,000 comments.
Take a look:

The olive python is currently Australia’s second largest and Western Australia’s largest snake, wrote GG Wildlife on Facebook. They added the reptile it was feeding on was a ‘Crocodylus Johnstoni’, a kind of freshwater crocodile found in many parts of Australia.
In one of the pictures, the snake can be seen using its muscular length to constrict and suffocate the crocodile while using its jaws to chow on the head. The python manages to completely swallow the crocodile, which drastically changes the shape of the serpent’s belly.
“It's common for them to eat pretty much anything if they can fit it in their mouth,” GG Wildlife Rescue Inc owner Michelle Jones told Daily Mail Australia.
As expected, thousands of netizens were stunned to see a python eating a fully-grown crocodile.
One user wrote, "I dunno how this is physically, literally, figuratively, anything that ends in -ly possible to do. Talk about biting off more than you can chew. I'll never understand how this is physically possible."
“Snakes that big eat human beings. They are pure muscle. That snake will move around no problem after eating that," wrote another.
“My only questions is why would any sane human being be kayaking in a place where there are snakes that can swallow a crocodile whole?” wrote a third user. 



More in Global
Class 4 Student Refuses to Answer 'Offensive' Math Problem That Compar...

'I don’t think that math problem was very nice because that’s judging people’s weight,' little Rhythm wrote to her teacher.

Recently posted . 12 views

Travel on the cards? Here are five beautiful countries where Indians c...

With India’s rank slipping five positions from 81st to 86th as per the Henley Passport Index, the commotion among Indian travellers is obvious.

Recently posted . 37 views

Watch | The Hindu Explains: Why is Turkey bombing Syria?

A video explainer with The Hindu's International Affairs Editor Stanly Johny speaking about why Ankara is ready to risk NATO’s ire over a defence deal w...

Recently posted . 7 views

There's A Fish That Can Live On Land. Officials In US State Want It De...

The department is now trying to figure out if the fish has spread from the pond as it looks to prevent the species from reaching other bodies of water in Georgia, M...

Recently posted . 11 views

U.K. to issue coin in honour of Mahatma Gandhi

The U.K. government has decided to issue a commemorative coin to mark the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said Britain’s Chancellor of the Exche...

Recently posted . 19 views

Grandmothers May Have Played A much Bigger Role In Human Evolution

Grandmothers are as much loved for their homemade pie as they are for the love and affection they showered on us as grandchildren. But Science has also proved what ...

Recently posted . 17 views



Thought of the day

“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.”
Bonnie Blair