This rather large Texas indigo snake is one of the most striking and important reptile residents in South Texas. The snakes, which can grow to more than 8 feet long, are a primary predator on rattlesnakes but will eat anything they can catch.
Photo: Austin American-Statesman
Photo: Austin American-Statesman

Video shows Texas snake puking up another snake while it’s still alive

Reynolds said he stopped to take a few pictures when his wife suggested he take a video, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Then the horror begins.

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Suddenly, where there was one snake, there were now two. In a nightmare world, both would then turn and charge the couple. But no, That did not happen. Instead, the larger black snake makes his escape and the smaller snake is left to wonder what the heck just happened.

Watch full video of the two snakes here. Warning: some viewers may find language offensive.

What did happen?

Reynolds is heard on the video saying that the snake trying to eat was uncomfortable with humans around while he digested his meal, so he barfed him up in order to make a quicker escape. This National Geographic story confirmed that is indeed a typical defense mechanism for snakes.

But the unusual part is that the eaten snake was still alive, if somewhat understandably shaken.

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