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Cobra found swallowing a python whole in the Philippines

This is the stomach-churning moment a cobra was found after swallowing a python whole. Terrified residents saw the highly venomous Philippine cobra in a rice field in Davao del Sur in the south of the country on Wednesday afternoon (13 November). It had killed the reticulated python and swallowed it whole, with only its victim's tail hanging from its jaws. Sadly, the panicked locals -- who have seen several people succumb to cobra bites in recent years -- whacked the predator with a club until it had died. They then cut it open the cobra and found the python inside its stomach. One villager said: "There are lots of snakes in our area, but this is the first time we saw a cobra eat a python". "We've had people die from cobra bites before so my neighbour killed the snake as soon as he saw it." The incident was captured in a remote village near the town of Kibalawan on the island of Mindanao in the south of the Philippines. After the cobra was killed, residents used a machete to cut it open. They estimated that the cobra was around 12ft (3.6m) long while the python was smaller, measuring between 6ft (3.3m) and 8ft (2.4m).
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