Python Eats Hyena
Sometimes, even in our dog-eat-dog world, particularly epic meals catch our attention.
Pythons and boas, large snakes that constrict their prey, are known for their ambitious appetites: Indonesia's reticulated pythons can take down and eat slow lorises, sun bears, and even adult Sulawesi pigs, which weigh between 90 and 150 pounds. Green anacondas in South America can comfortably eat capybaras, the world’s largest rodents.
And 2017 saw many incredible examples of how powerful these reptiles can be. Here are a few—plus some oldies too awesome not to include.
In March, researchers in southwestern Kenya stumbled across a 13-foot-long African rock python that was swallowing a 150-pound hyena whole.
“To my knowledge there has been no precedent for