Villagers in Nigeria have slaughtered a giant snake who they thought had eaten a calf. However, when they cut open the snake’s belly, they found out that it was actually pregnant!

The residents of a village in Nigeria were already vigilant after a farmer lost a calf. The village was surrounded by wilderness, so they assumed that the livestock was eaten by a huge snake. A python to be precise.

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So when the villagers spotted a huge snake whose belly looked swollen, they immediately hunted it down and killed it.

However, when they cut open the snake’s belly they were surprised to see dozens of eggs inside it!
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The snake was not bloated because of its last meal, it was actually pregnant!
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Photo: CEN

Although it was not clear what sort of snake it was, it safe to say that it is a Python since there are no Anacondas in Africa. Judging by the size of the snake, which appears to be almost a foot wide and several meters long, it looks like an African rock python. African rock pythons can grow from 3 meters to over 4.8 meters long. Some sightings claimed that it can grow up to 6 meters long.

Too bad for this serpent and her eggs, locals regard them as a rare delicacy.
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It’s not clear how many eggs were harvested from the python but snakes are known to lay more than a 100 eggs. –Via: Daily MailElite Readers

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