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Watch As An Indigo Snake Eats A Burmese Python For Lunch

An Indigo snake makes a quick snack out of a young Burmese python. Newborn Burmese Pythons have to move quickly away from their nest before predators picks up their sent. The Indigo Snake is a formidable snake hunter, which would not hesitate to attack and feed on rattlesnakes, cottonmouth and over vipers because it is immune to against their venom.

The sent of a python hatchling just passing through its territory get his undivided attention and the hunter begins stalking its prey. With a swift bite to the python’s head, the indigo snake subdues the hatchling, firmly holding it in its grip and blocking the prey’s airway with its powerful jaws. But good nutrition has giving the feisty young python enough strength to fight back its attacker. Still the larger indigo has no problem overpowering the smaller snake. It’s only a question of time until the python’s energy recourses have been exhausted. Through constituently pinning the young python to the ground, the attacker’s strategy is simply to tire its prey enough before swallowing it alive.

The hatchling is loosing its strength fast and being dragged near the Indigo’s lair to avoid the risk of being discovered by other predators. The hungry snakes eats its prey fast and alive. The python hatchling is doomed and any resistance is in vain by now. Humans represent the biggest threat to indigo snakes. Highway fatalities, wanton killings, and over-collection for the pet trade adversely affect indigo snake populations. Snakes are taken illegally from the wild for the pet trade. Eastern indigo snakes are sometimes “gassed” in their burrows by rattlesnake hunters.

The eastern indigo snake is a species of large nonvenomous colubrid snake native to the Eastern United States. It is of note as being the longest native snake species in the U.S. The eastern indigo snake has even blue-black dorsal and lateral scales, with some specimens having a reddish-orange to tan color on the throat, cheeks, and chin. This snake received its common name from the glossy iridescent ventral scales which can be seen as blackish-purple in bright light. This smooth-scaled snake is considered to be the longest native snake species in the United States. The longest recorded specimen measured 9.2 ft.

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