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.

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One day after feedingOne day after feeding
Two days after feedingTwo days after feeding
Three days after feedingThree days after feeding
Four days after feedingFour days after feeding
Five days after feedingFive days after feeding
Six days after feedingSix days after feeding

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