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Can a python bite off more than it can chew?

Discussion in 'Pythons *General*' started by Miss_Unique, Sep 22, 2006.

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  1. Miss_Unique

    Miss_Unique Elite Member

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    A LITTLE bloating after a big meal is an occupational hazard for pythons. But this unfortunate creature found itself unable to slink away and sleep it off.

    In fact, after swallowing a pregnant sheep, it couldn't move at all.
    Firemen in the Malaysian village of Kampung Jabor, about 190km east of Kuala Lumpur, easily caught it after it was spotted on a road.

    Conservationists were yesterday still deciding whether to keep the 90kg snake in a zoo or release it back into the wild.

    Pythons eat no more than once a week but when they open their incredible hinged jaws, anything is fair game.

    This 5.5m python found its eyes were definitely bigger than its belly.

    In July surgeons were forced to operate on a 4m Burmese python after it inadvertently swallowed a queen-size electric blanket.

    Humans also have become victims. In 1972 a python in Burma swallowed an eight-year-old boy.

    But sometimes their food really doesn't agree with them.

    In October last year, a 3.6m python came off second best in Everglades National Park in Florida.

    The snake, which tried to swallow a 1.8m alligator whole, exploded, said scientists who found the gory remains.


    Source: http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,,20372915-5006003,00.html
     
  2. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    I'd be surprised if it survives.:(
     
  3. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Omg,,,,its almost unreconizable...Poor thing, reminds me when kids put to much food in their mouths, lol
     
  4. MoogleBass

    MoogleBass Kittes are so nice! Premium Member

    Taht femle has probably all ready digestedit. Tic eat a lot and digest it fast and grow fast. Reason they can get 10ft in about 10 or 12 months.
     
  5. Moshpitrockchick

    Moshpitrockchick Subscribed User Premium Member

    Looks like a real mouthful!
     
  6. Cali

    Cali Elite Member

    Thats crazy but not as crazy as this check it out

    if you go to youtube website and search for "hippo snake" this is a bit more mad!!!
     
  7. MRHickey

    MRHickey Elite Member

    This is nuts, that is a crazy endevor, I have seen snakes push their limits, but good god, that is absolutely insane
     
  8. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    The poor gal, I think she should be fine just a lil stuffed ;)
     
  9. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    i heard about that on the radio a couple days ago. but i haven't seen any pics. wow! thats crazy. :eek:
     
  10. Colleen

    Colleen Elite Member

    That's one big meal... I can't belive I ate the whole thing!
     
  11. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Hello,

    That's insane! That snake doesn't need to eat for months! I wonder how long it took the snake to consume!
     
  12. ajvw

    ajvw Subscribed User

    "That snake doesn't need to eat for months!"

    Such an efficient hunter! Kinda like buying groceries at Costco...
     
  13. Moshpitrockchick

    Moshpitrockchick Subscribed User Premium Member

    Mmmm...Costco...we used to go there just for free samples!
     
  14. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Ha Ha Lace...Sam's on the weekend :D
     
  15. Miss_Unique

    Miss_Unique Elite Member

    I don't think that the python will survive.
     
  16. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Haha, its costco for me! Their apple pie= amazing, and dont get me started on the pizza....
     
  17. Moshpitrockchick

    Moshpitrockchick Subscribed User Premium Member

    Yeah i'm not a costco member but I send the neighbor to go buy me rice bowls, they are SOOOOO yummy!
     
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