Python rolls around the monkey and suffocates him while dozens of friends try to help in vain
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A large python bounced and strangled a Thai monkey while dozens of small primates shot around the snake in what seemed like a pointless attempt to save their friend.
The python can be seen in a video that snakes one of the wild monkeys along a mountain path in Prachuab Khiri Khan, southern Thailand.
It rolls around the monkey that initially floats in the area but quickly succumbs to the lack of oxygen while the python squeezes tighter.
While the other monkeys are trying to get close to free the captive monkey, the python raises its head and bares its teeth while holding its victim tightly in its grip
The images that were made last Thursday can be seen while the captive monkey is trying to be released, but dozens of fellow monkeys are running around to help.
But every time they get closer, one sees the python rising backwards, exposing its canines and running the terrified monkeys.
One monkey eventually comes close and can be seen by the now limp tail of the captured primate.
An older local man also tried to intervene through the snake without being hit with a stick.
In this selection from the video you can see a monkey that pulls on the tail of the captive monkey. But it is clear to those who watch that the fight seems to be over when the captive monkey falls limp
Spectator Supattra Pranimit had a day trip to the area when she noticed the large group of monkeys.
The tourist said she felt sorry for the monkey who was clearly dead when the python finally released his grip and slipped away.
& # 39; It was moving to see how monkeys helped his friend die, but I felt so sorry for them because they could not have saved their friend, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; The python killed the monkey and then left. I don't think the area was quiet enough to try to eat it. & # 39;
An older local seems to be trying to get closer while the monkey is fighting to get rid of the tight grip of the python – but it is clear that it is a lost battle
The python eventually slides away and leaves behind the now deceased primate while dozens of other monkeys watch
It is not clear what kind of python this was, but according to the Thai national parks website, there are three types of reptiles that are endemic to the Asian nation.
These are; the reticulated python, the Burmese python and the short-tailed python of the Brongersma.
The reticular python (scientific name Python reticulatus) is a species of python that is common in Southeast Asia.
They would be the longest snake in the world and among the top three of the toughest snakes in the world.
Like all pythons, the reticulated python is a non-toxic constrictor and is not thought to pose a significant threat to humans.
The reticular python (scientific name Python reticulatus) is a species of python that is common in Southeast Asia
However, there have been a number of people killed by reticulated pythons in the past, Thai National Parks said in the reptile's description.
The second species endemic to Thailand, known as the Burmese python (Python bivittatus) is one of the five largest species of snakes in the world.
This type of python, which is usually found near water but also in trees, is known to be up to 18 ft long.
A largely docile species, they are powerful reptiles that can bite or even kill with its pure constrictive power.
The third species, a Python brongersmai, better known as the short-tailed python of Brongersma, is the smaller of the three.
The non-toxic snake endemic can grow up to 3.2 feet and is most active around sunset and sunrise.
The Burmese python (Python bivittatus) is one of the five largest species of snakes in the world.
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