Sunday, April 8, 2012

Python Coiled Around Impala

This next image might provide some anecdotal evidence in favor of the hypothesis that the prey dies from rising pressure in its body cavity causing a heart attack. As you can see the python's coils are around the impala's lower body, not its ribs.
There have been cases in medical annals of human infants being killed by constrictors, and you can see how it could happen. Fortunately such cases are rare.

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