A gory clip has been released of a venomous snake regurgitating a much larger snake that it had tried to swallow whole.
The unusual video shows a common Indian krait being captured on a dairy farm in Kerala, India, near to the Kottiyoor Wildlife Sanctuary.
The slithery reptile had tried to swallow a much larger green vine snake.
Sujith Wayanad, a snake rescue volunteer with the region’s forest department, who was called to catch the snake, said:
‘On spotting the snake, the frightened workers at Nila dairy farm, contacted the forest department who told me to rescue the snake.
‘After reaching the spot, I found that the snake had ensconced itself in thick shrubs.
‘Using a sickle, I made a small clearing and spotted the tail end of the snake, and tugged it out by its tail.
‘I then noticed that its body structure was curvy and understood that it has eaten a much larger snake than itself.’
Sujith said: ‘On measuring the length of both the snakes, it was found that while the Green Vine Snake was 140 centimetres long, the Common Indian Krait was just 100 centimetres long.’
‘While the Common Indian Krait is a species of venomous snake found in the jungles, the Green Vine Snake is mildly venomous and normally feeds on frogs and lizards,’ said Sujith, who later released the rescued Krait in the nearby forest area.
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