Python's meal

Posted by chidu on Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:03 am

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Came across this in Manas National Park.The python had swallowed a hog deer a few days before and was slowly digesting it. (See swollen belly).It had kept its head was safely in some bushes(See inset). I could approach it without fear because it is a non poisonous snake and after a large meal they are lethargic.Plus the temperature was just a few degress C - being poikilothermic they are slow at low temperatures.This chap was huge is putting it mildly.
Note: I made sure the snake was not disturbed in any way afterall the subject is more important than the picture.

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by Carol Clarke on Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:51 am
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Amazing it can swallow a whole hog deer, with an adult being 35 - 37 kg! Fascinating find, and shot, Chidu!

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by david fletcher on Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:37 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Amazing it can swallow a whole hog deer, with an adult being 35 - 37 kg!  Fascinating find, and shot, Chidu!


+1.  Nicely done Chidu!
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by ADKShooter on Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:33 pm
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Now that's a real snake !! Very nice way of showing it and not disturbing it.

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:00 pm
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Quite the sight-a great illustration of the event-I can't imagine how it managed to swallow a whole deer!
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