It’s a mystery that hasn’t been solved yet. A cobra found on a deserted road, with another snake sticking out from its stomach.
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Marietjie Hattingh stumbled across this site while driving and shared the images with LatestSightings.com.
“I was driving down one of the farm roads. This road was seldom traveled and hadn’t seen any use for quite some time now. As I was driving, I noticed something in the road and didn’t think much of it. That was until I got closer and saw that it was a snake. A cobra, to be exact.”
“When I looked closely, I saw that this cobra wasn’t just dead, it was cut open on the side, and a massive puff adder was sticking out. It amazed me to witness a snake devouring another snake of such considerable size.”
Cobras, with their deadly venom and iconic hood, skillfully hunt and capture other snakes, including puffadders. Observations have revealed that these remarkable creatures actively prey on their fellow serpents, showcasing their prowess as predators in the snake kingdom.Their specialized fangs and powerful jaws enable them to overpower and consume their fellow serpents.
Snake fights back from inside another snake’s body!
“The most bizarre part of all of this was that how did both snakes end up dead? This specific road on the farm is not driven daily by other farm vehicles. No new tracks could be identified. It was only my bakkie and my husband’s farming bakkie. No farm workers walk along this road either. What exactly happened, we will never know.”
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Snakes, despite their slithering agility, are not immune to the dangers of roads. Unfortunately, these reptiles often fall victim to roadkill incidents. As they venture across roads in search of prey or habitat, they may encounter fast-moving vehicles, resulting in fatal collisions that pose a threat to their survival. For this cobra, that was not the case.
The biggest chance is that a bird attacked the snake and won. Perhaps the bird didn’t take the snake away or eat it because something disturbed the bird. But we’ll never know the real reason for this strange thing that happened.