20/05/2024

Python sᴡᴀʟʟᴏᴡs, then throws up live monitor lizard. Surprise, it sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇs

A miraculous yet ɴᴀᴜsᴇᴀᴛɪɴɢ moment was recently captured in Thailand. A woman discovered a huge bloated python in her home and immediately ᴄᴀʟʟᴇᴅ ꜰᴏʀ ʜᴇʟᴘ. Things escalated when it turned out the giant snake had actually sᴡᴀʟʟᴏᴡᴇᴅ a huge monitor lizard.

The snake is believed to be a Burmese python, and was found by homeowner Uraiwan Seksuk, 44, in Mueang Samut Songkhram, Central Thailand. Ms. Seksuk was busy hanging laundry when she noticed the snake slithering underneath a broken motor in her backyard. She immediately called rescuers to help ᴄᴀᴛᴄʜ the reptile, which weighs approximately 44 pounds.

Officers Sawang Benchait and Samut Songkhram taking a hammer to the concrete in the woman’s backyard, breaking away piece by piece to reveal the large snake hiding underneath. They eventually pound away at enough of the concrete to be able to pull the python out.

After having its meal disturbed, the snake becomes ᴀɢɢʀᴇssɪᴠᴇ and proves difficult to ᴄᴀᴛᴄʜ with the tools the rescuers have on hand. The officers grabbed the long snake by its tail and lifting it as its body bulges into the boot of one of their vehicles.

Finding itself in a tough spot, the snake began contorting and ᴡɪᴅᴇɴɪɴɢ ɪᴛs ᴊᴀᴡs in an effort to throw up its ᴘʀᴇʏ. Photo shows a black slime-covered monitor lizard sliding out of the ᴘʏᴛʜᴏɴ’s ᴊᴀᴡ. While the lizard was ᴜɴᴄᴏɴsᴄɪᴏᴜs at first, it slowly came back to ʟɪꜰᴇ and moved around the room.

The scene left volunteer Somjed Kasulong, 35, surprised too. “In all of my ten years of catching snakes I have never seen anything like this. I have never heard of anything sᴜʀᴠɪᴠɪɴɢ after a python has ᴇᴀᴛᴇɴ them because the snake will sᴜꜰꜰᴏᴄᴀᴛᴇ them first. It’s a miracle. The monitor lizard must be very, very strong,” he said.

“The lizard might also have played ᴅᴇᴀᴅ to save its energy and let the snake try to sᴡᴀʟʟᴏᴡ it. But it would never have been able to ᴇsᴄᴀᴘᴇ if the snake was not disturbed. It was the lizard’s lucky day,” he added.

The volunteers checked the monitor lizard and noted it had no ɪɴᴊᴜʀɪᴇs. The python was also fine.

 

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