Many of us can be accused of having eyes bigger than our bellies, but I don’t think that any one reading this will have had as big a problem with the issue as the snake in this story.
The python from the Collier-Seminole State Forest in Florida was so hungry that it decided to eat a white deer fawn that was even bigger than itself. The deer weighed in at 35 pounds compared with the snakes 31.5 pound mass, which meant that it was 111% of the snake’s weight.
Needless to say, the python couldn’t manage to keep the deer down and was forced to regurgitate it whole. This wasn’t a pretty sight, as you can see in the picture below:
Jesus. That does not look good.
In case you hadn’t figured it out, the deer was dead during this experience after it had been crushed by the python. Just a shame that the snake wasn’t able to actually eat it – seems like a bit of a worthless death if you’re not even going to be able to swallow it afterwards. Waste of time really.
For more of the same, check out this video of a snake regurgitating another snake. Weird.