Hunters kill gigantic snake, find dozens of eggs in its belly

Hunters kill gigantic snake, find dozens of eggs in its belly

A very gigantic snake, that was suspected to have eaten a calf, has been killed by Nigerian hunters.

Locals kill gigantic snake, find dozens of eggs in its belly

Locals kill a very gigantic snake which was though to have swallowed a calf.

The locals were amazed to find out that the snake had not eaten their livestock, but was rather heavily pregnant. Its swollen stomach contained dozens of eggs.

According to Daily Mail UK, the incident happened in Nigeria where local media said the snake had been killed over accusations it had been feasting on farmers’ livestock.

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However, images show, the snake was not overweight because of its last meal, it was actually pregnant.

Locals kill gigantic snake, find dozens of eggs in its belly

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Locals kill gigantic snake, find dozens of eggs in its belly

There have been some reports of African rock pythons, which is the continent's biggest snake and one of the world's largest, growing up to a massive 6m in length.

Locals kill gigantic snake, find dozens of eggs in its belly

Like all pythons, the African rock python is non-venomous and kills its prey by constriction. After gripping the prey, the snake coils around it, tightening its coils every time the victim breathes out.

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Locals kill gigantic snake, find dozens of eggs in its belly

The African rock python feeds on a variety of large rodents, monkeys, warthog, antelopes, fruit bats, monitor lizards and even crocodiles in forest areas, and on rats, poultry, dogs and goats in suburban areas. Occasionally, it may eat the cubs of big cats such as leopards, lions, and cheetahs and puppies of big dogs such as hyenas and cape-hunting dogs.

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