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(06-26-2019, 11:48 PM)Squamata Wrote:
(06-19-2019, 03:05 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(05-27-2019, 10:29 PM)Squamata Wrote: Account of Python and Leopard fighting to the death.

I wonder from what source this article has been found? This reminds me about one article about claimed fight between gorilla and lion, which was clearly a fairy tale. This has same features, plot is so similar. Two animals fight in way, which just doesn´t sound at all natural and, surprise surprise, both die in the end :) I wonder if there has been same story teller behind both of these two articles. Some old articles are written so, that similarities to real events can be seen, some then are like taken from Tarzan books. Animals described acting in quite odd ways. I find this article very unlikely to be accurate description about encounter between leopard and python.
Im not sure how it dosen't sound natural, its a snake constricting a leopard that is clawing it, tales of giant snakes references it and seems to think its reliable, it's not even super old either its from 1957 iirc.

It is that overall style, then for instance snake beating ground when leopard does something. Like "special effects" in story telling making it look like more dramatic for readers. Where did you find that, I would be interested to look if something more could be found. So many old stories have been in reality fairy tales, but always interesting to see when something comes up.
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(06-27-2019, 12:49 AM)Shadow Wrote:
(06-26-2019, 11:48 PM)Squamata Wrote:
(06-19-2019, 03:05 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(05-27-2019, 10:29 PM)Squamata Wrote: Account of Python and Leopard fighting to the death.

I wonder from what source this article has been found? This reminds me about one article about claimed fight between gorilla and lion, which was clearly a fairy tale. This has same features, plot is so similar. Two animals fight in way, which just doesn´t sound at all natural and, surprise surprise, both die in the end :) I wonder if there has been same story teller behind both of these two articles. Some old articles are written so, that similarities to real events can be seen, some then are like taken from Tarzan books. Animals described acting in quite odd ways. I find this article very unlikely to be accurate description about encounter between leopard and python.
Im not sure how it dosen't sound natural, its a snake constricting a leopard that is clawing it, tales of giant snakes references it and seems to think its reliable, it's not even super old either its from 1957 iirc.

It is that overall style, then for instance snake beating ground when leopard does something. Like "special effects" in story telling making it look like more dramatic for readers. Where did you find that, I would be interested to look if something more could be found. So many old stories have been in reality fairy tales, but always interesting to see when something comes up.
After checking the account, it was actually from a hunter story, so it might not be reliable.
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(06-27-2019, 07:11 AM)Squamata Wrote:
(06-27-2019, 12:49 AM)Shadow Wrote:
(06-26-2019, 11:48 PM)Squamata Wrote:
(06-19-2019, 03:05 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(05-27-2019, 10:29 PM)Squamata Wrote: Account of Python and Leopard fighting to the death.

I wonder from what source this article has been found? This reminds me about one article about claimed fight between gorilla and lion, which was clearly a fairy tale. This has same features, plot is so similar. Two animals fight in way, which just doesn´t sound at all natural and, surprise surprise, both die in the end :) I wonder if there has been same story teller behind both of these two articles. Some old articles are written so, that similarities to real events can be seen, some then are like taken from Tarzan books. Animals described acting in quite odd ways. I find this article very unlikely to be accurate description about encounter between leopard and python.
Im not sure how it dosen't sound natural, its a snake constricting a leopard that is clawing it, tales of giant snakes references it and seems to think its reliable, it's not even super old either its from 1957 iirc.

It is that overall style, then for instance snake beating ground when leopard does something. Like "special effects" in story telling making it look like more dramatic for readers. Where did you find that, I would be interested to look if something more could be found. So many old stories have been in reality fairy tales, but always interesting to see when something comes up.
After checking the account, it was actually from a hunter story, so it might not be reliable.


Well, that´s not dangerous. When looking for information, sometimes you find better, sometimes worse. I just have learned to be pretty cynical when seeing certain kind of stories. Some can be true, but many times not. For instance bear decapitating moose with swipe of paw, wolverine killing polar bear and some other old stories... when looking closer, for me personally impossible to believe. But for sure in "good old days" those have been good stories to create mythical reputation for many animals :)
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CG Wildlife Rescue posted some rare and amazing pictures where olive python Australis (2nd largest snake) feed on an Australian freshwater crocodile (crocodylus Johnstoni )

Pictures were taken by Martin Muller while kyaking . Mt Isa Queensland .

Python swallowing large crocodile
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Olive Python feed on crocodile
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Australian freshwater crocodile eaten by python
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Also in the facebook video, Olive python swallowed same size python




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New video from WildFact YouTube channel-





Video is provided by @epaiva

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King cobra bites Python, Python constrict Cobra, Cobra dies of constriction and Python dies from venom.
Credit to Science porn

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Sonu Dudhwa Liladhar

Dudhwa tiger reserve uttar pradesh...

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There is a big specy of python in Africa: The African rock python, 3m50 to 6 meters long, able to reach 7m50 (extreme case), 35 to 60 kilos, record at 91. From deserts to forests they live in savannahs too, in fact near the sources of water. This one tries to swallow an hyena !

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The purple tree python... Indonesia, 150-180 cm long for males, up to 200 cm for females.

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Recent videos from Maharashtra, India. This is incredible speed.



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(11-25-2019, 06:42 PM)sanjay Wrote: Recent videos from Maharashtra, India. This is incredible speed.




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Incredible video super fast attack, thanks for sharing
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(11-25-2019, 06:42 PM)sanjay Wrote: Recent videos from Maharashtra, India. This is incredible speed.



What really impressive to me is not in the speed of the strike but at how fast the Python can put a coil on its prey. The Python here already managed to put one coil on the Deer even before it fell back to the ground. I'm always impressed at just how fluent and fast a Python's Strike and Coil attack really is. It sounds like rather 2 clumsy motions (Strike and Coil) but in reality, it's just one big, efficient, and fluid motion. It's just so fast that the prey has little chances for retaliation before it's already in several coils.
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