Snake tries to escape when it is eaten VIVID by an eagle that breaks down the inside of its prey and devours them
- Eagle catches puff viper for Graeme Mitchley in Kruger park, South Africa
- Mitchley, a teacher, filmed while the eagle lay down to enjoy his meal
- But instead of killing the snake with its claws, the bird decided to devour it alive
- Mitchley said it was hard to see how the snake tried in vain to escape
- WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT
The creepy moment that a snake eagle tore apart his favorite prey in a South African nature reserve was captured on camera.
Graeme Mitchley, a teacher from the suburbs of Johannesburg, recorded the footage of a recent visit to the Kruger National Park.
He explained that he was driving out of the park when the eagle picked up a poisonous leaf bollard that slid across the road and took him to the side of the road to eat.
Graeme Mitchley, a Johannesburg suburb teacher, filmed as a snake eagle devoured a puff adder in the Kruger National Park
By placing the reptile so that it could not use its tusks, the eagle began to eat it while it was still alive.
Graeme said: & # 39; I felt sorry for the snake and this was a scene that wasn't easy to watch. Even now that I watch the video, I am angry at the suffering of the snake.
& # 39; Not many people like snakes, but this was a painfully slow death. & # 39;
He explained that snake eagles usually kill their prey by driving their claws through the body of the snake and killing it before it can strike.
But in this case the eagle chose to eat its prey alive.
Mr. Mitchley said the snake had crawled down a road he was driving when the eagle hurried down and took it away to eat
While Mr. Mitchely admitted that he had been ignored by the scene, he said it was also difficult to see because the eagle on the snake was alive while clearly suffering
& # 39; People have asked me why the snake did not try to beat the bird. All I can think of is that the eagle grabbed the snake well and possibly broke the snake's back, limiting its movements, & he added.
# Snake-eagle legs and toes are covered with thick scales that help protect against bites. Snake bites pose a serious risk: snake eagles compete against some of the fastest and deadliest snakes in the world [s] are not immune to the poison.
& # 39; The snake eagle tore the snake in half and flew away shortly afterwards to enjoy his dinner with only the tail end in his mouth – the end without poison.
& # 39; The venom glands are located in the head of the puff adder. This part of the hose lay on the road. & # 39;
When he returned the next day, there was no trace of the viper, and he speculated that some scavenger had finished what the eagle would not eat.
Brown snake eagles live mainly in central areas of Kruger where they feed on vipers, mambas, tree snake snakes and ring snakes.
They are also known to eat chameleons and other small mammals.
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