Animals eating Animals

Nature at its finest can be a thing of beauty. Here's pictures of the bloody carnage that results.

Python snake gets stuck on highway after eating a whole sheep

python after eating a pregnant ewe

Snake sleeps off sheep meal on the road


A happy, well fed python sits on a highway after swallowing a pregnant ewe sheep in the village of Kampung Jabor which is about 200km east of Kuala Lumpur. The six-metre snake weighing 90kg was too laden to move, making it easy for the local brigade team to capture it.. with what looks like a piece of rope.

Donkey stomps a wolf to death and then eats it

wolf eaten by a donkey

Donkey stops a wolf to death and then eats it!


Found on Reddit, this picture of a donkey with a wolf in its mouth was explained by a Redditor thusly:

"Here in Northwestern Ontario we have a rather persistent wolf issue, so every farmer with pigs, chickens, cows, sheep, etc has at least one donkey in the pasture to prevent wolves from attacking the herds. Those donkeys don't take any shit from anything"

We have no idea how a farmer trains a donkey to catch eat wolves or coyotes but we imagine it's a matter of bludgeoning the furry fellow to death with the heavy legs of the donkey.

But as for the wolf putting themselves in the position to be stomped and eaten by the donkey, that's an entirely different question.

Now, if someone could kindly figure out how this cow killed and ate a rabbit...

Update: it's been suggest in the comment section, this dead animal may be a coyote, it could well be now that we look at the short face again.






The Eagle has landed - birds getting their prey

eagle catching a fish
Splash and dash

Pictures of Eagles capturing their prey


Eagles are large birds of prey which are members of the bird family Accipitridae, and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than 60 species occur in Eurasia and Africa.

Outside this area, just two species (the Bald and Golden Eagles) can be found in the USA and Canada, nine more in Central and South America, and three in Australia.

Eagles are differentiated from many other birds of prey mainly by their larger size, more powerful build, and heavier head and beak. Even the smallest eagles, like the Booted Eagle (which is comparable in size to a Common Buzzard or Red-tailed Hawk), have relatively longer and more evenly broad wings, and more direct, faster flight. Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from the vultures.

Species named as eagles can range in size from the South Nicobar Serpent-eagle, at 500 grams (1.1 pounds) and 40 cm (16 in), to the 6.7-kg Steller's Sea Eagle and the 100 cm (39 in) Philippine Eagle.

Eagles are the predators of the sky, swooping down from above to take their prey:

eagle attacks a seagull

Eagle feasting on a seagull...
Like all strong birds of prey, eagles have very large powerful hooked beaks for tearing the flesh from their prey, strong muscular legs, and powerful talons.

They also have extremely keen eyesight which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance above.

This keen eyesight is primarily contributed by their extremely large pupils which ensure minimal diffraction (scattering) of the incoming light.

Hence the expression, "eagle eyed".


Is this prey a rabbit? Either way it shows you how fast an Eagle can swoop down and catch a prey that is bigger in mass with four legs! Run Rabbit Run!

eagle eating the guts out of a rabbit
Run rabbit run!
A rabbit you say?

Heck, my blind grandmother could catch one of those. Ok then, jackass, how about a fox?

You ever seen an eagle catch a cunning fox? You have now:

eagle catching a FOX

Hey Crocodile, you want a zebra for lunch?


Crocodile capturing a zebra in a river then eating it


When one thinks of a zebra being eating, I would normally think of a Lion feeding on one but when you think about it, Zebras need to drink and when the sun beats down you'd be forgiven for tempting fate for trying to have a drink in quiet down the local watering hole...

crocodile attacking a zebra

The Daily Telegraph said of this Reuters photo "the stricken animal was attempting to cross the Mara river in the Masai Mara game reserve in south-western Kenya when the reptile struck.

And the poor zebra's chances did not look very good as two of the croc's hungry friends lurked menacingly in front of it as well." Stricken Animal?

I say the Zebra was freaking lunch meat!

Here's some more pictures of other occasions where some hungry crocs have got themselves some fresh Zebra.

crocodile deathroll on a zebra
I think thats a death roll of some kind...
zebra attacked by a crocodile

Check out this crocodile eating the Zebra's guts:

attacking crocodile

Here's some more crocs having an orgy over this Zebra platter. Good eating boys!

group of alligators eating a zebra

Crocodiles have also been known to eat sharks but also sometimes suffer the misfortune of being eaten by a leopard... but if you want to have a laugh, check out this crocodile with a vet's arm hanging out his mouth!

Great White Sharks. That's all this title needs to say really

great white shark jaws
We're gonna need a bigger boat! And mouthwash.

Jaws.


That one word will make you think of the Great White Shark that ran riot in the Hollywood film.

People literally were afraid to go into the ocean for a paddle after seeing that movie.

And why?

Because Great White Sharks are real.

They eat humans and seals all the time. They are  massively strong, fast and efficient killers.

Great White's definitely fit in the wondrous category of one wondering whether these animals are fearless man eaters or misunderstood monsters.

So it should be no surprise to any one that Animals Eating Animals is choosing to do a photo essay on this fearsome shark. We could probably do an essay on their damn razor teeth alone, but really you just want to see the pictures of blood and guts eh?

Chum away then!

The discovery of flying seals surprised even Mr G White.
The great white shark is more properly known as Carcharodon carcharias. They are found lurking in coastal surface waters in all the Earth's major oceans.

They have not yet been discovered in the Sea of Tranquility however. The great white shark is very well known for its massive size, with the largest individuals known to have approached or exceeded 6 metres (20 ft) in length and 2,268 kilograms (5,000 lb) in weight.

No wonder Peter Benchly wrote a book about one of them. Or was the book really about a family with issues?

I forget which. But I never forget these interesting Star Wars facts.

Nom Nom Nom
What do great white's eat? These beasts are one of the primary predators of marine mammals like sealion. They are also known to prey upon a variety of other marine animals including fish, fin footed animals like seals, and seabirds. Unlike the killer shark of the movie Jaws, great white do not generally ruthless hunt down men for lunch. Still, it does happen and reported attacks are common enough but are very widely reported when they occur, further adding to the shark's reputation.

Having a whale of a time...
Believe it or not, great white sharks are not fussy eaters, despite what you may have read in the newspapers. In the above picture the shark is dining on a dead whale. A DEAD whale. The shark just found the whale floating round and he thought, "hey, Free Whale Smorgasboard, I'm in!". Yuck, who the heck knows why that whale was dead and floating in the ocean.... it does remind me of this crocodiles' pig eating behaviour...

Tuatara: Living Fossils

tuatara lizard from New Zealand
Hi, I'm Terry Tuatara, I breathe only once per hour!
The tuatara is New Zealand's famous gift to the World because it is the only survivor of an ancient group of reptiles that roamed the earth at the same time as dinosaurs.

The relatives of tuatara died out about 60 million years ago which is why the tuatara is called a ‘living fossil’.

Tuatara are famous for feeding on the New Zealand Weta but they predominantly prey on; including beetles, crickets, and spiders.

Their diet also consists of frogs, lizards, and bird's eggs and chicks like baby petrel which they find unprotected in nest burrows.

tuatara eating a weta
Weta ya reckon? Nice picture?
Tuatara once lived throughout the mainland of New Zealand but rats and people drove them to extinction there.

They are now found only on 37 off-shore islands and mainland islands and specific entities like the Karori Sanctuary.

There are two species. Sphenodon punctatus is the Cook Strait tuatara which live on Stephen's Island in the Marlborough Sounds.

The Northern tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus punctatus, is a sub-species which live on offshore islands around the north of the North Island.

The total tuatara population on all these islands is estimated to be between 50,000 and 100,000.

tuatara eating a bird
You wanna share my baby Petrel?
Tuatara are are cousins with Komodo Dragons, in the sense they are living relatives of the ancient dinosaurs.

Extra for Experts: Tuatara are known to have a low sex drive - this Tuatara took one hundred years before he popped his cherry!

When Komodo Dragons get hungry, they get HUNGRY!

Feed me Seymour!

When Komodo Dragons get hungry, they get HUNGRY!


These awesome photos  prove the Komodo dragon is one fierce animal that can eat all kinds of prey.

For some reason I'm reminded of the game Hungry Hungry Hippoes though I have no idea why!

The Komodo dragon (in the scientific vernacular, Varanus komodoensis) is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang.

A member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae), it is the largest living species of lizard. It can grow up to an average length of 2 to 3 metres (6.6 to 9.8 ft) and weighing around 70 kilograms (150 lb). That's one beast of a lizard!

Their unusual size has been attributed to island gigantism, since there are no other carnivorous animals to fill the niche on the islands where they live and that allows them to dominate and grow in size.

However, recent research suggests that the large size of komodo dragons may be better understood as representative of a relic population of very large varanid lizards that once lived across Indonesia and Australia which appear to have died out after contact with modern humans.

Here's some awesome pictures of Komodo dragons eating things. 

Komodo dragon eating a deer

Although Komodo dragons eat mostly carrion, they will also hunt and ambush prey including invertebrates, birds, and mammals.


Komodo dragons are amazing eaters



But that's not the real gossip, Komodo Dragons have been known to catch the odd human being too!

Although attacks Komodo are very rare, Komodo dragons have been known to attack humans; on June 4, 2007 a Komodo dragon attacked an eight-year-old boy on Komodo Island. The boy later died of massive hemorrhaging from his wounds.

Perhaps the most notable Komodo lizard attack came in June 2001, Phil Bronstein, Executive Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, was given a special tour of the Komodo dragons at the Los Angeles Zoo for a Father's Day present by his wife, Oscar nominated actress Sharon Stone.

While barefooted and petting one of the dragons, Bronstein's foot was seriously bitten and required extensive surgery.

You could say then that the animal acted on basic instinct....

komodo dragon feeding with tounge out

According to Australian scientific research, the Komodo dragon has a snake-like venom in its bite which sends victims into shock and stops their blood from clotting.

Lead researcher Bryan Fry said three-dimensional computer imaging comparing the Komodo’s bite with that of Australia’s saltwater crocodile showed it used a “grip and rip” pulling maneuver to tear deep wounds, similar to a shark or sabre cat.

picture of a komodo dragon feeding

As part of his Komodo research, Mr Fry surgically removed a venom gland from a terminally ill Komodo dragon.

 He found it contained a highly toxic poison which would induce potent stomach cramps, hypothermia and a drop in blood pressure. This finding refutes myths about the germ's in the dragon's mouth being the cause of death.

The venom also blocked the blood’s clotting ability add further distress to the animal's prey.

So yes, if anyone ever asks, Komodo dragons are poisonous and their bite can be terrible for humans!

Did you know Komodo dragons can stand upright?

They sure can and it's scary.

Check out this image below of a Komodo dragon standing on its hind legs to reach up to the hanging food.

It's like it's Godzilla or something!


Standing Komodo dragon eating meat hanging from tree

This finding could mean that the Komodo Dragon was the possibly largest venomous animal to have ever lived! 

You could say this fish died of cancer....

A fish has eaten a crab and the crab has done it's best to escape by trying to cut it self out of the fish's stomach with its claw.

fish eats crab, crab tries to esacpe


A heroic effort indeed.

We can only imagine what the fish was feeling when suddenly they realised the crab was trying to bust free?! Well, truth be told, fish don't have any feelings (according to Kurt Cobain...).

Some might say this was a very shellfish thing to do but I think it's fair to say this fish definitely died of .... cancer. Either way, the fish had a crabby day.

Or it's a mutant fish with a crab arm! Or maybe he just has a bad case of crabs.

You never can tell with all this fake news these days.

This picture remind us of the classic alligator escape from an Everglade python's stomach. Did you also know that fish eat mice?

Snakes alive! Frog eats a snake...

Usually it's the other way around, the snake eats the frog. In this case, the frog is the victor...

frog eats a snake

We think the snake is trying to catch a fly....

Giant otter defeats and eats a crocodile

If you ever take a visit to Wellington, check out the Zoo.

It's quite a nice one and the animals are treated very well. The first animals you meet are a pair of the cutest otters you might have ever seen.

They run around their enclosure, splashing in the water and eating crabs and fish for lunch.

I'm not sure they ever seen a crocodile before but it's pretty clear this otter below has.

And has a taste for them:

otter eating a crocodile

This otter must be on fucking steroids! Look at that face. He's a monster!

He's a huge mother and he's managed to corner, capture and kill a crocodile.

Naturally one must eat his opponent after such an effort so he he is, eating the tasty flesh.

Here's a sweet video of a whole gang of otters taking down a caiman. Impressive stuff and nature at its finest indeed.
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