Wild python swallows COW before its stomach bursts and dies

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A ravenous wild Burmese python swallowed a COW before its stomach swelled so much it burst and died.

The 15ft-long snake slithered into the grassy pasture where it attacked a grazing two-year-old in Phitsanulok province, northern Thailand, on August 21.

The farmer who was searching for the missing cow, which had disappeared three days before, was shocked when he found the enormous serpent instead.

Footage shows the snake sprawled in the tall grass while its stretched stomach was wounded from eating the giant meal.

Village official Nirun Leewattanakul said: ‘The python must have been hungry and saw the cow. It then strangled the cow to kill it before swallowing its whole body.

‘However, after the cow died inside the snake, its body became swollen and stretched the snake’s stomach even more. It was such an scary scene.’

The snake, estimated to be eight-years-old, eventually died as its stomach had ruptured before it could digest the dead cow.

After being checked by authorities, the animals were burnt and buried in the vacant lot. No other animals were reported attacked by the greedy snake.

Burmese pythons have an amazing ability to consume very large victims as they can easily digest food that is almost double their body mass.

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