Animal sighting A monitor lizard fights off an escape attempt by a snake
This snake was looking for an easy meal. But it was not an easy meal! He caught a baby monitor lizard, but the lizard put up a hell of a fight.
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“This observation just shows that we should cherish the little things! Don’t just go looking for what the high-level wild animals are doing, there’s just as much to see when it comes to the little creatures, and sometimes – what they’re doing can be just as exciting to see,” Kristy DeLange told Latestsightings.com when sharing her experience.
“My family and I visited MalaMala Game Reserve in March and I was sitting on the porch reading a book when I heard a noise – the next thing I saw was a triangle of reptiles A western yellow bellied sand snake and a young monitor lizard were biting each other.
“Neither was ready to let go and it was definitely going to be a real life-and-death battle for these reptiles. At first we didn’t know who was the real hunter and who was being hunted. Both creatures had a good grip and the balance of power seemed to keep shifting from one to the other.
“The tension and excitement grew as the battle progressed and we really couldn’t tell which of the two would be victorious. Even as the battle continued into the second hour, neither gave up the The suspense was amazing!The Lizard tried to come back with a second wind a few times, but once the snake finally tightened the Lizard up and got its grip around the Lizard’s snout, there was no way to escape.
“The sighting ended with a delicious, well-deserved meal for the snake. We were all completely dumbfounded watching the snake swallow the monitor whole! This was a fairly rare but exciting sighting for us. Generally, cats and other big name animals get all the attention, and we often forget that all animals, insects and reptiles need to hunt and eat to survive.The lizard was a good size for the snake, so I don’t think that he had to eat anything for a few weeks after that!