Jake is my nephew Sessel’s pet snake. He’s some sort of python boa constrictor that is about 20 inches long. He’s big enough to be eating the medium size rats. On Saturday we went to the pet store and bought a live rat and took him home.
Sessel opened the top to the snake aquarium, held the rat by the tail, and dangled him above the snake. It was amazing how quickly, less than a second, the snake grabbed the rat out of the air, wrapped his body around the rat and started squeezing. The snake had grabbed the rat by the face so the rate wouldn’t be able to bite him. Jake also kept clear of the rats hind legs so he would not get scratched. And in less than 10 minutes the rat was swallowed by Jake. I am sure that scene is repeated thousands maybe millions of times everyday. It was brutal.