It’s a wild world out there in the animal kingdom. As a means of survival, there is a constant battle between different species, some of which who challenge their own kind. For two snakes, it was a ferocious encounter that saw them entangled in an epic fray.
A viral photo circulating on Reddit reveals a king cobra and reticulated python in a violent clash, exemplifying the brutality of life in the wild. The title for the longest and heaviest snake in the world goes to the reticulated python, according to Guinness World Records, while the king cobra holds the title for longest and most venomous, according to National Geographic.
Stretching 7 meters long and weighing in at 75 kilos, the reticulated python contains enough strength to crush the bones of an animal instantly, according to Live Science. Known to constrict their enemies, the python can grow up to 30 feet long, wrapping itself around its prey in a forceful way. They are known to typically feed on mammals and birds but aren’t known for being a threat to human beings.
On the opposing end of the ring, we have the king cobra, who measures up to 5.5 meters long, weighing in at 9 kilos. With a single bite, it can leave an Asian elephant unconscious, or even dead, considering the level of neurotoxins within it, according to Reuters. This particular breed of snakes is known for preying on other snakes.
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