Saturday, 2 July 2011
Ball Python Feeding - Fast Motion Footage not for the Faint Hearted
This is nature, tooth and claw. You may think that feeding a live rat to a snake constitutes animal cruelty but the snake, a ball python, will not eat anything that is dead already.
The rat has been bred for a single purpose – the whole point of its life was its death. Perhaps that is hard to stomach but this remains a fascinating piece of footage by Jonathan Allen. The fact it is in fast motion enables us to watch the ball python devour its prey in a way which would ordinarily take much longer to watch. Not for the faint hearted, for sure.