This is the dramatic moment a king cobra was found on the side of the road trapped in a fierce death grip with a python.
The two predators clashed in the bush before stepping out in front of passing drivers in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand, on December 9. Incredible footage shows how the python wrapped its thick body around the cobra and tried to constrain its adversary, who then sank its fangs into its opponent’s neck.
Viewer Anochit Preecha watched as the two reptiles struggled for dominance while twisted in the fierce duel. He said: ‘One was fighting for his life, and one was satisfying his hunger. I am lucky to have witnessed such a rare event.
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Pythons kill their prey by strangling them to death, while cobras strike the base of their target’s neck to inject a deadly venom. This time, the cobra was able to hold out long enough as its deadly venom weakened the python, causing it to lose its grip. He then slowly died before the cobra swallowed him whole.
Some snakes, including pythons and cobras, practice cannibalism when fighting over food or territory.
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