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   Undertoad  Thursday Mar 31 03:29 PM

3/31/2005: Python eats kangaroo



xoB catches these; there are about ten others found here. Amazing.






Trilby  Thursday Mar 31 03:38 PM

Am I noticing a theme?



Happy Monkey  Thursday Mar 31 03:42 PM

That poor catfish thought it was a snake...



glatt  Thursday Mar 31 03:50 PM

Amazing photos!
I wonder what the story behind the pictures is. The linked site doesn't say. I have a hard time picturing that snake catching the kangaroo/wallaby, but who knows? Maybe it was dead, and fed to someone's pet snake as they took pictures.

Whatever the story is, it's amazing to see such a large animal being eaten.



lookout123  Thursday Mar 31 04:22 PM

i had a wife who could do that once...



Atch  Thursday Mar 31 04:43 PM

That'd be cool! You wouldn't have to feed her for a month.



lookout123  Thursday Mar 31 04:47 PM

i was referring more to the "crush the life out of you and swallow a man whole" parts actually.



breakingnews  Thursday Mar 31 05:00 PM

I'm amazed at how the kangaroo just kinda disappears as the snake swallows it. It goes from a, well, kangaroo, to the size of a giant sausage or something.

Anyway, tasty.



Happy Monkey  Thursday Mar 31 05:05 PM

Just imagine how thin we all could be if we just crushed our ribs to powder!

It might not be the most attractive sort of thinness, though...



glatt  Thursday Mar 31 05:21 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy Monkey
Just imagine how thin we all could be if we just crushed our ribs to powder!

It might not be the most attractive sort of thinness, though...
That sounds like something Jack Handy would say.


lookout123  Thursday Mar 31 05:37 PM

i wonder what friday's animal photo will be? an animal eating a human? well, if the human were wearing a PETA shirt i guess that would be ok.



capnhowdy  Thursday Mar 31 07:53 PM

Redefinition of "lump in my throat"..................



sixfeet  Thursday Mar 31 10:01 PM

Just think what humans could swallow if our jaws could unhinge...lol



Billy  Thursday Mar 31 11:15 PM

I want to know how the pix were taken.



Iggy  Friday Apr 1 01:14 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lookout123
i had a wife who could do that once...

i was referring more to the "crush the life out of you and swallow a man whole" parts actually.
Wow... at first I thought you were talking about a completely different type of swallowing....

Crazy picture though.


wolf  Friday Apr 1 01:14 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lookout123
i was referring more to the "crush the life out of you and swallow a man whole" parts actually.
Odd, my first thought was that you meant that as a particular kind of compliment.

(just in case some doesn't get it, think chrome and trailer hitch.)


edit to add: oh, I see someone else had the same thought.


lookout123  Friday Apr 1 11:16 AM

Quote:
Wow... at first I thought you were talking about a completely different type of swallowing....
well, sure, in the beginning. how do you think i was lured into her lair of hellish matrimony?


Griff  Friday Apr 1 12:11 PM

Anybody got an idea of scale here? I'd like to know how big the roo is.



Wormfood  Friday Apr 1 12:17 PM

Wonder how the snake can breathe at the same time..



lookout123  Friday Apr 1 12:32 PM

while eating, snakes can respirate through a small opening just to the front of the anus.

learn something new in the cellar every day.



Elspode  Friday Apr 1 01:30 PM

Okay...so what if something that wants to eat the snake comes along just after it has finished eating? How does it get away?



BigV  Friday Apr 1 01:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
Okay...so what if something that wants to eat the snake comes along just after it has finished eating? How does it get away?
v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-ly


wolf  Friday Apr 1 01:55 PM

It doesn't. Snakes, as I recall, fall into a food induced stupor after they finish eating. Doesn't someone on here have reptile experience? Or was that just iguanas?

Large snakes don't have much in the way of predators. That's how they get to be large.



Clodfobble  Friday Apr 1 02:20 PM

We have two pythons, one of which is still relatively small. The other is about 4-5 feet long, and won't be growing any bigger.

Usually they don't stray too far from a rock or other hidey-hole, and after eating they'll drag themselves back in before taking their nice, long nap.



Brett's Honey  Friday Apr 1 04:51 PM

I lived with a guy once who had two boa constrictors. They were still around 4' long, so still eating just rats. It seemed every time we fed them - once every 4-5 weeks, there was always somebody who wanted to come over and watch. It was pretty cool to see, actually. For at least a week or so after they ate, they were very lethargic and a little irritable.



dar512  Friday Apr 1 05:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brett's Honey
For at least a week or so after they ate, they were very lethargic and a little irritable.
Burp. No thanks, honey. I'm still full from that last kangaroo.


lumberjim  Friday Apr 1 06:48 PM

snake would probably LOVE a nice cold Fosters after a kangaroo that big. makes me thirsty just looking at it.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 2 09:02 AM

Gentlemen, please! Beware of constrictors.



Syrinx  Monday Apr 4 01:28 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
Okay...so what if something that wants to eat the snake comes along just after it has finished eating?
Wasn't there a Far Side comic about that? Something about detectives coming into a room that had an alligator, a squid, and a snake all coiled around and eating each other. And I think the alligator had man legs sticking out...

Anyone remember that one? Can't seem to find it on google...


Elspode  Wednesday Apr 6 04:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
It doesn't. Snakes, as I recall, fall into a food induced stupor after they finish eating.
That doesn't seem like a very evolutionarily sound thing to me somehow.


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Apr 6 11:50 PM

It works when you're the baddest mofo in the valley.



mrnoodle  Thursday Apr 7 01:02 PM

When a snake that has just fed is threatened, it can pretty quickly regurgitate its meal. You people watch Animal Planet, you should know that

A python that has just had to puke a kangaroo isn't in the best mood, I would imagine.



wolf  Thursday Apr 7 01:05 PM

The last thing I watched was that special on Dragons. I don't spend a lot of time on Animal Planet. I watch less than three hours of TV/day, often none. I need to save that precious amount of time for Hannity and O'Reilly ...



barefoot serpent  Thursday Jun 30 02:01 PM

...and then there's always fishin' for 'roos...



BigV  Thursday Jun 30 02:08 PM

Let me be the first to say "What the f*ck?!?!"

:gape:



wolf  Thursday Jun 30 02:09 PM

I'm not so sure I want to visit Australia any more ...



capnhowdy  Thursday Jun 30 03:28 PM

I'm sure I don't want to.



dar512  Thursday Jun 30 04:57 PM

Just don't doze off at the edge of the river.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jun 30 10:02 PM

How in hell did that happen??



jinx  Thursday Jun 30 10:13 PM

Maybe the kangaroo fell in and drowned.



footfootfoot  Friday Jul 1 03:23 AM

we can only hope.



Clodfobble  Friday Jul 1 10:25 AM

It's possible--but on the other hand, both my pet pythons have been known to move their mouse prey to the water bowl to drown them once they're all wrapped around them.



wolf  Friday Jul 1 11:50 AM

Lazy, or conserving energy?



Clodfobble  Friday Jul 1 12:03 PM

My guess is lazy, it's not like they have to roam the desert for weeks to find food.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jul 2 12:17 AM

Kind of like dunking your cookie in the milk. It goes down easier.



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