EVERGLADES, FLORIDA — A conservancy in Florida recently released a series of photos of a hungry Burmese python devouring a much bigger deer.
In April of 2015, wildlife biologists and land managers from Collier-Seminole State Park spotted an 11-year-old female Burmese python that had swallowed a large prey. After moving the stuffed predator to an open area, it vomited out a young white-tailed deer, yuck.
Quick fact, snakes usually vomit the prey out of their body if they feel threatened, and expelling their food gives them a better chance at fleeing.
The guys then weighed the animals and turns out the python was 31.5 pounds and the deer was 35 pounds, which means the prey was heavier than its predator.
Biologists are also questioning if the Burmese python may be harming the population of white-tailed deer by preying on young fawns before they are old enough to mate.
The conservancy said they are learning valuable information that is helping them to push back against invasive species like the python that is significantly and negatively impacting the wildlife.