Python and bat ꜰɪɢʜᴛ for their lives in brutal ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ as sᴛᴜɴɴᴇᴅ onlookers watch in horror

A python and a bat lock in an epic ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ but as the ᴋɪʟʟᴇʀ snake tightens its grip the ꜰɪɢʜᴛ takes an unexpected twist.

The flying fox is sᴛʀᴀɴɢʟᴇᴅ by the python during the tense ꜰɪɢʜᴛ for sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴀʟ in the Australian jungle, but miraculously squirms its way free.

The snake is seen with its entire body wrapped around the flying fox bat, squeezing tighter and tighter with its ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ grip.

But somehow, the fruit bat manages to hold its own, and wriggles free using its wings and claws to stab at the python’s scales .

Amazingly, the bat then manages to crawl away from the reptile, with seemingly zero ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛ of a second sᴛʀɪᴋᴇ. Instead of ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋɪɴɢ its ᴘʀᴇʏ again, the snake allows the flying fox to ᴇsᴄᴀᴘᴇ without chase.

Those who witnessed the scene could not help but be ʜᴏʀʀɪꜰɪᴇᴅ by the incident. One witness said: “The bat is ʙɪᴛɪɴɢ him!”

Another person felt sorry for the python to lose its prey.

We don’t know if the bat sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇᴅ the ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ, but we do know that the bat had a strong will to ᴇsᴄᴀᴘᴇ ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ.

Flying-foxes are nomadic mammals that travel across large areas of Australia feeding on native blossoms and fruits, spreading seeds and pollinating native plants.

Flying foxes are bats or, more accurately, mega-bats (big bats). They are commonly known as fruit bats, but their diet is predominately nectar, pollen, and fruit — in that order. They don’t use sonar like smaller, insect-eating bats; only their eyes and ears like us. They see as well as a cat at night and are just about as smart.

Adults have an average wingspan up to 1 metre and can weigh up to 1 kilogram. It is also the most vulnerable species because it competes with humans for prime coastal habitat along the south-east Queensland, NSW and Victorian coasts.

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