Animals eating Animals

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

A brave leopard catches and eats a giant python!

A brave leopard catches and eats a giant python!

This is something I've not seen before, a leopard eating an African Rock Python! And a massively large python at that!

Obviously the leopard can move a bit faster than the snake so it would seem he had the advantage but we can only imagine the tussle that went into bringing the snake down.

Python caught and eaten by a leopard

Perhaps the snake had died of natural causes?

It was suggested that this photo was taken in Yala National Park, Sir Lankia, however the snake appears to be an African python.

Leopards are actually known to be quite tough buggers - they can kill crocodiles with a bit of effort! And whatever you do, never try and corner a leopard, they will tear your scalp off!

Turtle Power! Turtle kills and eats a rattlesnake

This almost a terrifying picture when you realise just how dangerous turtles can be ! This one has managed to kill and eat a rattlesnake. Through a fence! Cowabunga!

Rattlesnake eaten by a turtle

I thought turtles only ate pizza? Look at the eyes of that snake eating turtle - he's seen things, been places you and I could never fathom. To him, this snake is just a snakey snack. To us, it's a glimpse into the heart of darkness.

Cowabunga indeed.

Crocodile catches two fish at once

Crocodile catches two fish at once in its jaws

Crocodile catches two fish at once in its jaws

This photo of a crocodile snacking on a fish won second place in the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. Taken by Massimiliano Bencivenni he said "Picture taken in the Brazilian Pantanal... when I downloaded the CF did not want to believe it .... The nature knows we always give magnificent events but sometimes extraordinary"

If you missed, the magic of this photo is that the crocodile has managed to catch two fish in his mouth at once. Which given how speedy fish can be, that's a fairly impressive move for the predator.

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 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 and entirely different question.

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

So we're doing spiders eating fish now

fish being eaten by a spider

We spied these pictures and thought they were pretty amazing. We knew spiders could catch and eat birds, and if that act wasn't impressive enough, here's spiders catching fish for their supper. We have no idea how a fish manages to get themselves into positions that a spider can catch them, let alone ponder the mystery of how a spider ever thought to catch a fish in the first place!

You can maybe imagine how the conversation went. "Hey Bob, I'm sick of catching and eating flies and moths in my web. You wanna go fishing this weekend? We could take the ute, have some beers, should be a great lark and who know's maybe we will actually catch some fish too!"

spidering eating a red fish

This tiger snake was too slow for this Heath Monitor

Heath Monitor eating a tiger snake

Taken by Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife officer Janine Liddelow, this picture shows a Heath Monitor eating a tiger snake. Impressive effort that.

The photo was taken in late 2015 near Walpole.

Dog catches a rabbit in the middle of a rugby match

Dog catches a rabbit hare during rugby match.

Dog catches a rabbit in the middle of a rugby match

There was a pitch invader at the Okato Domain when Coastal and Inglewood rugby teams played each other.

Stuff reports:

"Having already been threatened with a pair of size 10 boots earlier in the game, the unnamed canine looked to have disappeared through the hedge and out of trouble as the match progressed.

He wasn't gone for long. A few lineouts and a couple of scrums later the hound was back with a score of its own - a rabbit."

The dog eventually dropped the animal and it was quickly euthanized by a spectator.

"The battle might have been lost but the dog won the war, emerging five minutes later with the rabbit in its mouth before racing under a parked ute for a good feed."

Not a bad effort from the Jack Russel - those things go like lightening when they spot rabbits or hares so no surprise really that this dog was undaunted by the rugby match for his chase!

Petrel eats the eye out of a dead seal and then puts his whole head in the socket...

Petrel eats the eye out of a dead seal and then puts his whole head in the socket...

Who knew that the Southern Giant Petrel was so into offal?

This picture of such a bird putting his whole head into the eye of a dead seal caused quite the stir on reddit:

bird eats seal's eye out

This picture was taken by one Natlie Tapson, she's put a few more of this odd feeding time here. Well we say it's odd but that's only because we haven't seen this combination before.

It's actually a perfectly natural thing to occur - nature is always cleaning up after itself.

It does look like something out of a horror movie though, that second bird is just bathed in seal blood and he looks pretty evil...

The 'I'm still alive' Bird

This is just creepy. This harrier bird has totally dominated what looks like a seagull and appears to have eaten his neck feathers and skin off. This left the bird looking rather odd....

I'm still alive bird

Did you want to take a trip to 'Lake Nope'?

We've seen a few clever snakes lately, here's another:

It's possibly from the same photo set as this occasion, either way, not sure I want to swim where these critters hunt!

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