A python was found with a swollen belly. When the contents in the stomach are split open it is unthinkable. It is known that the Burmese python caterpillar is known for having a large and very long body, approximately 5.4 meters.
With such a body size, the Burmese python can easily swallow its prey. As uploaded by an account, they found a Burmese python with a large swollen belly. The scientists then decided to euthanize the animal and cut open the stomach of this giant snake.
What a surprise when the snake’s body was split, torn and showing the contents of its stomach. What he swallowed whole made his stomach swell big. Inside the body of the Burmese python is the carcass of an alligator with a length of 1.5 meters.
Immediately the sight became very terrible, because how could a crocodile with hard scales be able to be swallowed by a snake. Even the body of the crocodile that entered the snake’s stomach is still very intact and has not been digested or destroyed.
This seemed to confirm that the Burmese python swallowed the hard scaly crocodile into its stomach. This incident originated from the discovery of these reptiles in the Everglades National Park, Florida. The python, which had suffered from a swollen stomach, had to be injected by the officers.
Then they brought the dead python from the discovery site to the laboratory for research. Initially, scientists in the laboratory were surprised to receive a shipment of giant Burmese pythons with visibly swollen bellies.
Then they slit open the python’s swollen belly and gasped together. That now there are two beasts in the laboratory, because what is in the snake’s stomach is a crocodile. No kidding, the size of the crocodile is no less big than a snake.
The discovery of a Burmese python in Florida is a strange thing. This is because the population of Burmese pythons is generally spread across Asia. The Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) is one of the largest snakes in the world. It can reach five meters in length, with an average body weight of 120 kilograms.
Meanwhile, in Indonesia, Burmese pythons are only found in Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and South Sulawesi. In the Everglades National Park, the Burmese python is considered a species that threatens the existence of the state’s native animals.
Therefore, the government continues to work on reducing these snakes by holding the Florida Python Challenge in early August.