I have never liked reptiles of any sort and this story makes me like ’em even less. Granted, to the poor python that dog was just lunch. To me its anothere sign of everything I dislike about snakes of any kind.
BY MICHAEL WALSH / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
An expert said that the snake likely regurgitated the dog because it was being stressed.
A massive python was spotted coughing up a dog it devoured on the streets of Bangkok.
“The video tells me that the python was being stressed — like someone was poking at it — because the python will have a much more difficult time defending itself if it has a huge meal in it,” reptile expert and conservationist Jim Nesci told the Daily News.
A python was recorded regurgitating a large dog on the streets of Bangkok.
But Nesci suspected that the incident may have been filmed by someone familiar with the snakes.
Nesci said that the python reticulatus is very common in southeastern Asia, and he found it peculiar that someone happened to have a snake pole ready to go.
The incident was captured on cellphone video.
“If you look at the one part (toward the end of the clip), that guy has a noose that he uses,” Nesci said. “It tells me that they knew right away that the snake was going to yak up the dog.”
The only reason other than stress that a python would regurgitate its meal would be if it had digestion trouble, Nesci explained.
“In nature, predators are very opportunistic and will eat whatever they can at the time because they don’t know when they can eat next.”
Culled from nydailynews.com