Two of the most ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs snakes in the world, cobras and pythons, ᴋɪʟʟ their ᴘʀᴇʏ in different ways. While cobras are venomous, ᴋɪʟʟɪɴɢ with cytotoxic venom, pythons take their ᴘʀᴇʏ out by ᴄʀᴜsʜɪɴɢ with their body and sᴡᴀʟʟᴏᴡɪɴɢ their ᴠɪᴄᴛɪᴍs whole.
Residents of the Philippine island of Mindanao were sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ when they found a giant cobra in a rice field. They have seen several people succumb to cobra bites in recent years — whacked the ᴘʀᴇᴅᴀᴛᴏʀ with a club until it had ᴅɪᴇᴅ. The people ᴘᴀɴɪᴄᴋᴇᴅ and ᴋɪʟʟᴇᴅ the snake, but were left puzzled when they found another serpent inside the cobra.
After the cobra was ᴋɪʟʟᴇᴅ, they cut it open the cobra and found the python inside its stomach. The cobra was estimated to be about 12 foot long, appears to have Sᴡᴀʟʟᴏᴡᴇᴅ a 9 foot long reticulated python, leaving only the tail. The cobra’s jaws can be seen firmly gripped to the stomach of the python.
One villager said: “There are lots of snakes in our area, but this is the first time we saw a cobra ᴇᴀᴛ a python”. “We’ve had people ᴅɪᴇ from cobra bites before so my neighbour ᴋɪʟʟᴇᴅ the snake as soon as he saw it.”
The incident was reported to the local village officials who warned residents to beware of snakes in the fields.
Cobras and pythons both are ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs snakes, the former being venomous one. Python usually sᴛʀᴀɴɢᴜʟᴀᴛᴇ their ᴘʀᴇʏ and ᴇᴀᴛ them whole. A Philipine cobra is known for being highly venomous and it made a ᴘʀᴇʏ out of another ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs snake. This python ɪɴᴊᴜʀᴇᴅ the cobra with just one bite and Sᴡᴀʟʟᴏᴡᴇᴅ it whole!
Although snake ᴄᴀɴɴɪʙᴀʟɪsᴍ is not that rare, according to Live Science, their diet consists of mostly small animals, though sometimes they have been known to ᴇᴀᴛ adult deer, antelope and in rare cases, humans. In 2017, a giant 23-foot python was found to have ᴇᴀᴛᴇɴ an Indonesian farmer, sᴡᴀʟʟᴏᴡɪɴɢ the man whole.