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Massive Snake Tries To Eat A Porcupine, But Soon Regrets Decision


Only the strong survive. Whether it be in a civilized society or back in the days of Neanderthals, the strong survive and the weak slowly die off. Evolution dictates that only those genes (and subsequently people) which have a predilection to maintain sustenance will be passed on and genes that are not beneficial or sufficient to survival will be removed. This is evident also in animals; the genes that help one hunt will be passed from generation to generation and the genes for prey that help protect themselves will be enhanced and passed to the offspring.

In the animal kingdom when the biggest, strongest and fastest reign supreme, other herbivores that don’t hunt need to develop some form of protection.

Whether it be the speed of a gazelle or the tusks of an elephant, animals that are not natural predators have to create some sort of defense mechanism. Read on to find out what happens when a boa constrictor tried to eat a porcupine.

A video from Brazil shows a boa constrictor known as a Jiboia, writhing and squirming in pain as its reptilian skin was riddled with numerous quills of a porcupine.


A boa constrictor, as its name suggest, uses the method of constriction as its primary weapon to capture prey.

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Although this snake’s regular diet consists of chickens and baby piglets, it decided to step it up a notch by going after a porcupine.


A porcupine is protected by its quills, so that in the event that a predator wants to capture it and eat it, it can flare its quills out and defend itself.


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