Invasion of the Giant Pythons
Photos: Python Digesting a Rat

What does it look like inside the belly of a Burmese python as it digests a rat? These incredible x-ray images, taken over a period of six days after feeding, reveal that it’s a surprisingly fast process.

Photos courtesy of Dr. Stephen Secor and Dr. Scott White

  • Carol

    Dang, that is one amazing python

  • Carol

    Dang, that is one amazing python

  • Carol

    Dang, that is one amazing python

  • Sunny

    A rat was perhaps digested easily. What happens to the remains of an Alligator or a Deer that these Pythons swallow? Do they digest their skeleton systems or do they spit ‘em out once the JIUCES are sucked up?

  • Phill

    If it is ok with you guys, could you E-mail me these pics so I can study them more? P.s. I am doing research on snake diegestive systems right now, and these pics would help be alot!

  • sergio

    i love this network

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