An incredible incident occurred in one of the Nigerian villages. The locals killed the snake because of its huge belly, because they thought the reptile ate their calf.
What was their surprise when they, having cut the snake’s stomach, found that it Was pregnant, and in her belly she had several dozen eggs.
In this region, livestock is often a victim of large snakes, but this time the victim was a snake and its future offspring.
However, such an unusual find hardly upset the locals, who consider eggs a rare delicacy. It is worth noting that in online comments also little sympathy for the animal, rather, on the contrary, users are happy that about a hundred snakes will not be born.
The species of the reptile was never established, since up to 100 eggs can be produced by different kinds of snakes at a time.
Judging by the huge size of the snake (about 30 cm in diameter and several meters in length), it looks like it is an anaconda. But since the anaconda population in South Africa is extremely small, it is most likely an African hieroglyphic python.
Males are generally smaller than females, which can grow to 4.8 meters in length and even longer.
According to some reports, the hieroglyphic python is the largest snake of the continent and one of the largest in the world, which can reach a lengthy impressive 6 meters! According to one of the unofficial sources in the 1950s, even snakes, reaching a length of 7 and 7.5 meters, were also found who were also killed.
Like all pythons, the hieroglyphic python is not poisonous and kills its prey by strangulation. After capturing the prey, the snake wraps around it and lays it out every time it exhales. As a result, the victim dies from cardiac arrest.
The African hieroglyphic python feeds on various large rodents, monkeys, warthogs, antelopes, wingworms, lizards, crocodiles in forest areas, and , Rats, poultry, dogs and goats in suburban areas. Sometimes he can eat cubs of large cats and hyenas.