Massive "Python" spotted in Ballito

Massive "Python" spotted in Ballito

Pythons, pythons, pythons! If you’re an animal, it’s easy to be a top predator! All you need is sharp eyes and ears, strong arms and legs and some scary weaponry such as big teeth, claws or talons. But what if you have no arms or legs, no ears, and no claws? How do you function as a predator? We only recently discovered how pythons do just that…

We mistakenly used to think that pythons suffocated their prey to kill them. We thought that a python would wrap its coils around their meal and each time their prey would exhale, the python would tighten up its grip a little more – and the prey would suffocate.