18-Foot Python Devours Large Prey Before Villagers, Rescue Caught On Camera

KEY POINTS

  • Villagers spotted the unusual sight and immediately alerted the forest department
  • By the time the officers could arrive at the scene, the reptile had already devoured the animal
  • Python was rescued and released into the wild

A huge python was rescued after it devoured a large prey in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

Villagers gathered at the scene after they spotted the 18-foot-long python attempting to swallow an animal, which is believed to be a goat. The villagers immediately alerted the forest department, however, by the time the officers could arrive at the scene, the reptile had already devoured the animal.

A video of the rescue showed the bloated python unable to move after swallowing its prey. The officers and the villagers then tied a rope around the reptile and pull it toward a truck. The reptile is then raised from the ground using logs

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