After a long-fought battle in Australia, a python bested a crocodile and swallowed the reptile whole over a span of several hours in Queensland, Australia.
The snake reportedly fought the croc for five hours in Lake Moondarra. Winning the fight, the python constricted its prey to death. The estimated 10-foot snake then dragged the 3-foot croc ashore and proceeded to swallow it whole in front of a group of onlookers.
National Geographic identified the snake as an olive python and the croc as a Johnson’s crocodile, both of which are native to Australia. After its hefty meal, the python should be full for at least a month.
Extinct animals: Tasmanian tiger
Ah, the Thylacine. Though it’s been officially considered extinct since the 1930’s, some locals in Australia claim to periodically see them and/or evidence of them from time to time. These claims go unchecked because if the Thylacine were officially rediscovered it would be the most urgent of endangered levels, and that would mean they would have to cease deforestation of their habitat, which is something lobbyists and politicos are not willing to give up.