PHOTOS: One Very Hungry Snake Eats a Crocodile

It was not a g'day for this crocodile

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A snake has been caught wrestling, then devouring, a crocodile in Lake Moondarra in the Australian state of Queensland, the BBC reports. Author Tiffany Corlis, who took photos of the scene, told the network that the snake “would roll the crocodile around to get a better grip, and coil its body around the crocodile’s legs to hold it tight.”

The BBC also reports that the crocodile is a risky choice for snakes to devour because it can fight back, based on an interview with Brian Fry, a biological sciences professor and snake expert at the University of Queensland. When a snake has consumed something that massive, its organs can grow as large as three to four times their normal size and release enzymes in order to digest the animal. Then the snake could stay bloated for a couple more weeks until it starts to slim down.

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