A disgusting moment, a “cannibal snake” swallows the head of another snake in front of terrified beachgoers
- Cody Green spotted snakes on a beach in Western Australia
- At first, he thought the two reptiles were mating
- Then he realized that a snake was eating the other one
Shocking footage shows the moment a snake ate another on a beach in Western Australia.
Cody Green, who portrayed the snakes, was enjoying a summer’s evening at Benningup Beach in late February.
While he was relaxing, a pair of creepers came rolling down the bank, and stopped right in front of him.
At first, he assumes that the snakes mate, but soon realizes that one of them, a meter-long Doggett, is eating the other.
Startled, Mr. Green immediately pulled out his phone and began photographing the creatures.
In the footage, the dominant snake crushes its prey, which tries to elude it in vain.
Doggett traps the other snake before swallowing its head.
According to the Australian Museum, Doggetts are known to be cannibals in the wild.
In the footage, the dominant creature crushes its prey, which is trying in vain to elude it
Some can even swallow snakes nearly their own size.
They use both venom and constriction to subdue their prey.
It will take the snake three to five days to digest its meal of cannibalism.
Mr. Green said it was the first time he had seen a snake eat another snake, and he was thrilled to catch the shots.