Animal encounters in the wild are mesmerising and scary at the same time and a recent video of a python preying on an unsuspecting deer is blowing people’s minds online.
The video shows a huge reptile leaping out of a pond and attacking a wild deer in the blink of an eye. Shared by forest official Susanta Nanda on Twitter, the video shows a small herd of deer drinking water in a muddy swamp and a python appears out of thin air and coils its body around its prey before finally grabbing the deer by its neck.
While sharing the clip, which was captured on an e-surveillance camera of Central Chanda Division in Maharashtra, the official highlighted how quickly pythons can hunt down its prey — only a quarter of the time humans need to blink their eyes.
“When pythons kill prey, they use a kind of ambush technique by jumping & striking the prey, grabbing it with their teeth in around 50 milliseconds only. ( Humans take 200ms to blink an eye),” Nanda wrote.
Watch the video here:
The video quickly went viral and although most found it quite astonishing, some felt it was terrifying.
OMG! Never knew pythons could strike like this!
— Sunny (@MistSunny) November 22, 2019
and I am trying blinking my eyes to see how fast a human can do so…😂😂😂
— Sandeep Kumar Bhol (@skbhol44) November 22, 2019
Now that’s called a surgical strike.. Deadly..
— Sandeep (@i_SandeepNikam) November 21, 2019
Wow, that strike was fast. And I though pythons are lazy creatures🤔
— Oppukuchappani (@oppukuchappani) November 21, 2019
Scary yet so astonishing at the natural prowess of such creatures. 🙏 https://t.co/jNfBYQVyM6
— Kedar Kulkarni (@kedardk) November 21, 2019
Wow! If you blink you might miss the action! https://t.co/knnzIeFJp6
— Shazza (@Shantz66) November 21, 2019