Both the cobra and the giant python died after a fierce battle in an unspecified area of Southeast Asia.
Photos of the fierce battle between cobras and giant pythons were published in National Geographic magazine on February 2. Florida State Museum of Natural History (USA) employee Coleman Sheehy, thinks the battle took place somewhere in Southeast Asia.
In the photo, the two animals are seen entwined. The cobra was strangled to death, while the python also suffered the same fate because of the venom.
It can be seen that the python tried to protect its life by squeezing the opponent to death, but in the end, it could not survive. “The venom kills the python pretty quickly,” said Mr. Sheehy. “Probably within 30 minutes, both animals couldn’t hold out.”
In the photo, the two animals are entwined. Photo: Facebook
After spreading on the social network Facebook, the photo quickly attracted the attention of scientists and netizens.
“The photo doesn’t appear to have been edited at all. It’s a strange battle. There’s a lot of similarity about snakes that we can’t see,” said Frank Burbrink of the American Museum of Natural History. . essay.
According to National Geographic, the cobra is the longest venomous snake in the world, with some reaching up to 5.5 meters long. They often eat other snakes by paralyzing their opponents with bites to the head, paralyzing the prey’s nervous system.
Meanwhile, pythons are known to be one of the longest animals in the world, with some up to 9 meters long. They often squeeze their prey – mostly mammals – until the prey stops moving.