WATCH: The Terrifying Moment Snake Swallows a Porcupine, Pays the Ultimate Price

WATCH: The Terrifying Moment Snake Swallows a Porcupine, Pays the Ultimate Price

This is a video I can hardly watch and can hardly tear my eyes away. This snake was trying to eat a porcupine and pays a hefty price. Normally I would be like… ewww gross snake. But I really feel for the guy.

The wince-inducing footage surfaced online recently showing the aftermath of a Brazilian snake suffering after swallowing a porcupine. The poor thing was writhing around on the ground in sheer agony, quills protruding from its skin on all sides.

The clip went viral after being posted to LiveLeak last week. It was filmed in an unknown location in Brazil, but no matter where in the world you are, it’s enough to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

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WATCH the footage below but – WARNING: NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART:

This isn’t the first snake to bite off more than it could chew though.

This unfortunate snake died after swallowing a 30 lb porcupine – said porcupine proceeded to take revenge by puncturing the snake’s insides with its razor-sharp quills. The giant African rock python was found dead beneath a rocky ledge at Lake Eland Game Reserve in South Africa. Its insides had been lacerated by dozens of quills from the porcupine while trying to digest its meal. YIKES.

The Game Reserve general manager Jennifer Fuller said: ‘The exact reasons for the snake’s death are not clear.

‘It is apparent that several porcupine quills were lodged inside the digestive tract. It had fallen off the rocky ledge. We don’t know if it died beforehand or whether the fall drove some of the quills into its digestive tract.’

Many predators will be warned off by the visual threat displayed by a porcupine, but unfortunately many snake species rely on thermal or chemical sensory mechanisms to ambush prey at night.

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