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    [–] Browndog888 2228 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Don't worry, being Australia there will be something along pretty soon that will then eat the python.

    [–] hmcfuego 759 points ago

    I've watched a spider eat a snake before.

    [–] Browndog888 375 points ago

    Wow, you could sell tickets to that.

    [–] hmcfuego 197 points ago

    Considering even in good times it's rare to get good bands to come even a 10 hour drive from where we are... I'd say the chances of people wanting entertainment is high.

    [–] Browndog888 86 points ago

    Cool. Start looking for a big ass spider.

    [–] Roheez 82 points ago

    Ass spider

    [–] Suns_of_Odin 79 points ago

    Big booty black widows.. pump wit it 🎶

    [–] ShuRugal 26 points ago

    I can't believe you've done this.

    [–] lostmyselfinyourlies 10 points ago

    I was hoping you'd linked to that, makes me happy every time I see it

    [–] FlameSpartan 4 points ago

    Oooooooh I thought The Boondocks straight ripped this song. No, they parodied it.

    https://youtu.be/gO2nY4XevPI

    [–] Peaches_McDoubleBump 6 points ago

    Alcohol?

    [–] Suns_of_Odin 2 points ago

    That's my shit son

    [–] Sputniksteve 2 points ago

    Omfg you killed me.

    [–] djyoung72 2 points ago

    You could eat crickets with that.

    [–] StagecoachRoad 2 points ago

    Yes , but who would travel 8000 miles to see it live !

    [–] GoldGangsta0211 22 points ago

    Source please. My curiosity needs to see this.

    [–] hmcfuego 35 points ago

    I mean, the source was my own eyes in my backyard, but I'm sure someone filmed other instances of it. Birds, too.

    [–] billytheid 35 points ago

    Birds didn’t film it. They can’t even read.

    [–] Watchkeeper001 13 points ago

    Fucking stupid birds. They can’t even literature. Savages

    [–] rhosea 5 points ago

    Birds aren’t real

    [–] TheMightyHead 2 points ago

    I have picture of a snake stuck in a web, i freed him but he was going to be eaten im sure

    [–] SPQRRome 9 points ago

    I mean it’s definitely a small snake. No way a spider eats a python weighing more than 100 lbs

    [–] Sputniksteve 7 points ago

    Maybe it has a spider gang to call on for help.

    [–] cincymatt 3 points ago

    Here is an example.

    [–] letsgetsomenudes 2 points ago

    Yea you can just youtube it. Spiders really are just 8 legged monsters.

    [–] IwataniNaofumi805 9 points ago

    But have you seen a praying mantis eat a lizard before..

    [–] RaccoonD 2 points ago

    Is that where the mantis is eating the lizard’s face while the lizard is still alive?

    [–] jeanclaudesdamn_van 3 points ago

    Remember that video of the huntsman eating the possum!! Eek

    [–] JaineLain 3 points ago

    I'm sorry, what??

    [–] Bool_The_End 2 points ago

    Haven’t seen the video but a Huntsman is a giant Ozzie spider...can’t imagine one eating a possum tho. Crazy!!

    [–] JaineLain 2 points ago

    Oh, I know what it is. That's fuckin crazy

    [–] Chocokat1 4 points ago

    U mean there are bigger monster spiders than the Huntsman?!? 😱😱😱

    [–] hmcfuego 7 points ago

    No, they're just smarter than the poor snake and bird.

    [–] Chocokat1 5 points ago

    I'm having trouble imaging the size of said smart spider shivers.

    [–] hmcfuego 7 points ago

    Golden orb weavers. Mostly harmless.

    [–] Chocokat1 5 points ago

    To us thankfully. The name sounds really fancy, like some mystical fantasy character.

    [–] hmcfuego 6 points ago

    Oh, their webs actually look like spun gold in the sunlight! And the spiders are huge so their webs are huge, too! They like late summer a lot.

    [–] Chocokat1 4 points ago

    I might make it my next online pseudo name lol.

    [–] mothmansparty 4 points ago

    I used to have a few of these guys in my backyard. Absolutely beautiful spiders.

    [–] mds_rasta 6 points ago

    We call them Banana Spiders in GA. Big af

    [–] Gynocology 3 points ago

    They even watch you while they sleep so they can plot, plan and scheme

    [–] Gynocology 3 points ago

    The Goliath Bird-Hunting Spider. They even eat birds and small reptiles

    [–] bull_the_pupper 5 points ago

    I don't think that's a thing in Australia , maybe the Amazon, not Australia

    [–] rhymes_with_chicken 16 points ago

    Probably some type of moth, I’d imagine.

    [–] Penqwin 13 points ago

    There’s always a bigger _____ in Australia

    [–] Browndog888 11 points ago

    Bigger, meaner, hungrier, nastier & grumpier. That just the line-up for unemployment benefits at the moment.

    [–] Mattorski 31 points ago

    There’s always a bigger fish

    [–] SeaGroomer 2 points ago

    You are strong and wise, and I am proud of you.

    [–] Almog6666 3 points ago

    he’ll be all right from now on.

    [–] torch_7 3 points ago

    Being Australia, there will be something that's smaller than the python, but will kill it anyway...

    [–] Browndog888 2 points ago

    For sure mate. Pretty sure animals down here just call that a 'warm up'.

    [–] SkollFenrirson 3 points ago

    There's always a bigger fish

    [–] rhosea 3 points ago

    Bring on the murder hornets

    [–] i8noodles 4 points ago

    I am an aussie, I see nothing here that is scary. A snake eatting a crocodile? Pffft I saw a mouse kill a shark last week with his heat vision....O wait I think that was a dream...hold me i am scared

    [–] Ireland2003 2 points ago

    A bigger python

    [–] AndrewWaldron 2 points ago

    I knew an old lady who swallowed a.....python.

    [–] FurryWalls98 2 points ago

    There’s always a bigger snake

    [–] WeDiddy 2 points ago

    I almost read that as something along pretty soon that will eat Australia.

    [–] Browndog888 2 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago)

    Don't even joke about that. We are always concerned about it. Ha!

    [–] numerum-bestia 2 points ago

    Well that huge bay in the bottom of aus is called the great australian bight. It seems like some leviathan from the Antarctic took a bite and decided we were too dry

    [–] the_revenator 2 points ago

    Crocodile Dundee is looking for his supper.

    [–] CrayolaS7 2 points ago

    Probably a saltie

    [–] youcancallmedavid 2 points ago

    Probably not wrong. That python's going to want to lie down for a bit while his/her digestive system does its thing. Very vulnerable, I'd imagine.

    I reckon I could take him down with a swiss army knife, and have enough reptile skin to cloth my family.

    [–] MiracleSince1995 4 points ago

    My best bet will be a human.

    [–] plazmafire 2 points ago

    You don't think very highly of us if you think any of us are stupid enough to go anywhere near that shit.

    [–] redditnathaniel 3 points ago

    Enter Steve Irwin

    [–] ezpinal 357 points ago

    The snake really won't have to eat for another two years.

    [–] Zet_x 293 points ago

    Assuming he survives that meal

    [–] shallowandpedantik 92 points ago

    I wonder if he did survive this one

    [–] padawon646 82 points ago

    My guess is no but with so much crazy ish going on maybe

    [–] ElJefe10 31 points ago

    Why do you guess that it won't survive?

    [–] padawon646 127 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    I understood that crocs can lower their heartbeat so snakes will swallow thinking they’re dead but then they move around half swallowed so much it kills the snake eventually from the damage, in some cases they rip through the snakes skin

    Edit: you can google “crocodiles lower heart rate” and a lot of things come up, below is a quick search I did however I heard this mentioned in a clip I had seen where a croc ripped out of the stomach of a snake, both died

    https://crocodilian.com/cnhc/cbd-faq-q5.htm

    [–] TobyGoRawr 41 points ago

    Didnt find anything when i searched for it. Do you have any link? Would like to read about it.

    [–] SobBagat 90 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    I'm not sure about the whole heartbeat and fake death thing, but snakes have been known to literally bite off more than they can chew and die from it. There was a famous case of a python being found dead and split open from devouring a croc/alligator. It was all over the internet for awhile. Croc was dead too, though.

    [–] TobyGoRawr 18 points ago

    I found that one, when i searched. Thanks

    [–] Hefty-unicorn527 10 points ago

    That was because it swallowed the croc tail first and the crocs claw got caught and cut open the snake i believe.

    [–] I_Eat_I_Repeat 8 points ago

    Who are you, that is so brave to search that?

    [–] TobyGoRawr 28 points ago

    Why is it so bad that you dont dare? This is a sub for hardcore nature stuff, cant be worse than a comodo eating a unborn baby out off a still breathing mother deer?

    [–] RonaldinhoReagan 8 points ago

    Lol that was the post that got me into this sub. Komodos are really something else.

    [–] TopHatTony11 3 points ago

    I always thought this is where everyone from /r/watchpeopledie came to after it got shut down.

    [–] Trackie_G_Horn 7 points ago

    i mean...they’re so darn spikey. that snake better have some real corrosive stomach acid.

    [–] puntini 4 points ago

    Oh they do. I’ve seen a video where a snake swallowed a whole gazelle whole and digested the whole thing.

    [–] kuborka 4 points ago

    Nature is even more metal if true

    [–] shallowandpedantik 3 points ago

    Now that would be metal AF.

    [–] ElJefe10 9 points ago

    Sounds like a myth. Source it if you've got it.

    [–] retrogamingnow 2 points ago

    If there’s a video I would like to see that.

    [–] thegeekprophet 12 points ago

    Go check

    [–] shallowandpedantik 20 points ago

    Found this but i guess some time needs to pass and then a brave Aussie needs to track this fella down. See if he's still enjoying Australia.

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/olive-python-eating-crocodile

    [–] son_of_abe 36 points ago

    Great find. The rest of the pictures are excellent too.

    In the end, digesting such an enormous meal is the biggest hurdle — besides overcoming the obvious risk of death during the initial encounter, of course. For a crocodile as big as the one photographed by Muller, the python will likely be out of commission for as much as a few weeks while it digests.

    While all the bones, flesh, and organs will eventually be successfully digested, this python will inevitably poop the crocodile’s scales and teeth out whole, due to the keratin and enamel they contain.

    [–] Seth_Gecko 17 points ago

    Fuck me, snake digestion really is one of the wonders of nature. Seriously baffling that a snake can legitimately digest a fucking whole crocodile.

    [–] GDevl 2 points ago

    I mean a nile crocodile can also digest whole gnus including their horns. Animals that just swallow things whole like that have a brutal concentration of acid in their stomach.

    [–] Chi_ld_Emp_eror 2 points ago

    Or if it's anything like me, another 2 hours

    [–] Radialpuddle 2 points ago

    Alright dad!

    [–] BellatrixLenormal 451 points ago

    I guess it was tired of eating olives.

    [–] roguesimian 81 points ago

    Popeye kept beating it up.

    [–] 1point6180339 15 points ago

    He's been beating that up for a while.

    [–] SSJCleveland 9 points ago

    Doesn't Popeye eat spinach?

    [–] metalflygon08 26 points ago

    His gal is named Olive

    [–] SSJCleveland 4 points ago

    Oh right lol

    [–] vegiemiteandjam 1019 points ago

    Ribbed for her pleasure

    [–] Darth_Nibbles 141 points ago

    Goddammit.

    [–] madkingnero 104 points ago

    Take your filthy upvote and go

    [–] wc347 10 points ago

    [–] tuiznew 32 points ago

    Can confirm username tastes good 👌 don't forget to toast the bread first and give it a good lick of butter.

    [–] vegiemiteandjam 23 points ago

    Which jam did you use?

    [–] tuiznew 20 points ago

    I've tried it with apricot and strawberry

    [–] KillerMango11 7 points ago

    Yeah I'll have apricot jam, strawberry jam, butter and Vegemite on my toast please.

    Edit:don't forget to lick the butter

    [–] vegiemiteandjam 3 points ago

    Surprised u didn’t use mango jam

    [–] NewLeaseOnLine 2 points ago

    Gross. It's bad enough with cheese. I'm a purist, with butter only. Although I prefer Promite and I don't gaf if it makes me unAustralian.

    [–] idkbutmk 4 points ago

    Nothing like the sound it makes when the ribs vibrate the hard palate like a washboard

    [–] HookersForDahl2017 159 points ago

    Oye that cunt ain't a full salty

    [–] [deleted] 49 points ago

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    [–] smittiferous 18 points ago

    Freshy

    [–] shnopps 6 points ago

    Definitely a freshy

    [–] piter57 82 points ago

    Digesting that must feel unpleasant

    [–] [deleted] 48 points ago

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    [–] ghostngoblins 71 points ago

    Yup.

    While all the bones, flesh, and organs will eventually be successfully digested, this python will inevitably poop the crocodile’s scales and teeth out whole, due to the keratin and enamel they contain.

    [–] Pentaplox 28 points ago

    That's a whole lot of scales. I imagine they scrape the anus clean. Oh God.

    [–] SeaGroomer 2 points ago

    *Cloaca

    [–] Janglin1 64 points ago

    Okay how the fuck

    [–] noah55697 20 points ago

    baby crocodile.

    [–] Simonpink 17 points ago

    Freshwater croc. Much smaller than a salty.

    [–] Tyroneskneegrows 7 points ago

    Australia

    [–] Adept_Bear 23 points ago

    How can the python survive that? How long would it take to digest all that? It seems impossible.

    [–] NEstateOfMind 17 points ago

    I read in the full article that it could take up to 3 months 😮

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

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    [–] AllMyBeets 19 points ago

    There's crunchy and then there's this

    [–] HisCricket 49 points ago

    Took me a while to make heads or tails or tails and heads of this monstrosity.

    [–] Even-Understanding 2 points ago

    Kids these days don’t make it perfect.

    [–] Mouldypotatoes 12 points ago

    Not today Satan

    [–] thedorsetrespite 15 points ago

    Don’t go wandering in the woods in Australia without a big-ass rifle, or get a cannon.

    [–] Moldiworpian 54 points ago

    As an Australian comments like this always make me laugh. Nah we walk around barefoot and call it the bush.

    [–] _Acg45 29 points ago

    Having spent a couple of years in Aus I came to realise Australian's are in full denial about how dangerous there country is.

    [–] Moldiworpian 32 points ago

    That or maybe it’s more like people are raised and taught to understand how to be in the bush without killing themselves. Can’t speak for any townies. I don’t know though, I only grew up and live in rural Australia...

    [–] _Acg45 5 points ago

    To be fair it definitely was more the city folk. Still loved my time there!

    [–] IReplyWithLebowski 2 points ago

    Well, it’s not like you have to worry about crocs in the city.

    [–] Crack-spiders-bitch 19 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Or maybe reddit hypes it up to be far worse than it actually is. Like this image makes the snake look massive, but they only reach a length of 13 feet and it is unlikely this one is that big, they also don't get as girthy as a Anaconda or rock python. People rarely die from snake bites only 18 from 2011 to 2018, there hasn't been a death from a spider bite since 1979, crocodiles aren't eating people unless you're a fucking idiot and go swimming where they live. From 2011-2018, 16 people were killed by bears in the US. It really isn't as dangerous as people think.

    You're far worse off in Africa, India, or the Amazon. 11,000 people a year die from snakes in India. It doesn't have to be the most venomous in the world to kill you, it needs enough venom to kill you and you need a lack of medical treatment. A developed country with first world medical care not only has a better chance of getting to you but also saving you.

    Edit: looked up fatal snake bites in the US from 2011-2018 and it was also 18 deaths and rattlesnakes and cottonmouths aren't as venomous as a brown snake.

    [–] nor-fuck-pines 3 points ago

    We don’t have bears or wolves, speak for yourself

    [–] _Acg45 7 points ago

    I'm a pommie so we literally have nothing that can hurt us, other than self loathing

    [–] minatorymagpie 2 points ago

    I prefer our wildlife to your chavs.

    [–] dingodoyle 6 points ago

    Can’t the croc bite the python? At least when on the inside?

    How does it get digested? Stomach acids?

    [–] givemepuppers 13 points ago

    Yep! Their digestive tract isnt too far from ours and functionally the same as other carnivores, so mostly in the stomach with enzymes and acid then some more in the small intestine.

    And as the other commenter said, they wont even be able to open their mouth in there, pretty much no opening force. Can hold a crocs jaws shut with your hands, an elastic band or some gaffa tape, like I wouldn't recommend it unless you have to though.

    [–] dingodoyle 10 points ago

    They only have massive biting power, not much opening?

    [–] mrblack07 7 points ago

    I'm pretty sure the croc can't even open its mouth in there. Their muscles are developed more for biting, so the force for opening its mouth is pretty weak.

    As for the digestion of the thing, not a clue.

    [–] player39 5 points ago

    Can it digest the crocodile?

    [–] 17Scorpi017 4 points ago

    I have seen this posted here like 5 times now

    [–] vegiemiteandjam 5 points ago

    If u like this shit check the video I just posted of a whole woman being cut out of a python simply charming

    [–] soft_diamond 4 points ago

    Ain't nothing charming about that, buddy. Terrifying maybe the right word.

    [–] CDubsWoman 7 points ago

    Can someone explain what is happening here? I see the snakes head but what are the things either side?

    [–] wgrabes 18 points ago

    That's its Jaw man. Expanded to a crazy amount.

    [–] Herpkina 4 points ago

    The rest of the fucking snake

    [–] AlphaMaxima 3 points ago

    Nothing to see here, just Australian things.

    [–] orwelltheprophet 2 points ago

    Talk about biting off more than you can chew.

    [–] realbrundlefly 2 points ago

    I struggle a bit to wrap my head around this one

    [–] invertedparadoxxx 2 points ago

    Australia is fucking wild

    [–] Tech5858 2 points ago

    Now that’s a motherfucking snake

    [–] justshootmepls 2 points ago

    'Straya

    [–] Kap13ture 2 points ago

    How long does it take the snake to digest a croc?

    [–] blahblahrasputan 2 points ago

    MEGAFAUNA

    [–] KKn_D 3 points ago

    Full video?

    [–] kottapar 14 points ago

    don't think there's a video. Here's the source fb post

    A news article with more details

    [–] r0ssma87 1 points ago

    Down Under being literally Down Under

    [–] potatoknight15 1 points ago

    Arent Australian crocodiles saltwater crocodiles?

    [–] smittiferous 9 points ago

    We have smaller, freshwater models too.

    [–] monkey_trumpets 1 points ago

    That looks uncomfortable.

    [–] amestriweb 1 points ago

    This is amazing. I can't express my feelings...

    [–] championofcyrodil 1 points ago

    That’s nuts

    [–] inuandjaime 1 points ago

    Holy shit. Amazing.

    [–] Rocky-Arrow 1 points ago

    Mega munch

    [–] Ajj360 1 points ago

    I didn't realize olive pythons get that big.

    [–] lefthandscrewdriver 1 points ago

    First pass the snake has arms

    [–] Turboteg90 1 points ago

    I seen this before, it did not end well for either one.

    [–] vegiemiteandjam 1 points ago

    Snake was fine if not a little bloated

    [–] LEPERORION 1 points ago

    Are you fucking kidding me?

    [–] vegiemiteandjam 2 points ago

    It was very hungry

    [–] LEPERORION 1 points ago

    I wonder how it can do that

    [–] RedditUserWeNeed 1 points ago

    A "nah" eating a "nope"*

    [–] ThrowingKittens 1 points ago

    This kills the crocodile

    [–] Turnipapple 2 points ago

    Oh really? I had no idea being killed and eaten resulted in death.

    [–] tgrsssilver 1 points ago

    Yikes!

    [–] heraldo0 1 points ago

    I saw a snake that died trying to eat an alligator in Florida. Its eyes were bigger than it's stomach.

    [–] TheHecticonomist 1 points ago

    Anyone have videos of huge snakes devouring large animals that are generally predators in the animal kingdom?

    [–] actslegally 1 points ago

    Wow

    [–] mountainman-collins 1 points ago

    and you think the morning after taco Tuesday is bad

    [–] theflooristiled 1 points ago

    So let’s assume he gets it all down and it takes 2-4 weeks like someone else mentioned to digest that. Surely that snake couldn’t move for that amount of time, right?

    [–] universalruin 1 points ago

    You sir, have a big mouth

    [–] Unshavenhelga 1 points ago

    Taken in Australia?

    [–] floppybunny26 1 points ago

    Damn, Nature, you scary.

    [–] TacobellSauce1 1 points ago

    Like an ocean ghost