Last year, a group of scientists in Macedonia made a gruesome discovery on the island of Golem Grad. The 44-acre Golem Grad is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including hundreds of nose-horned vipers. The researchers were conducting a field study of the local wildlife, when they found something terrifying.
What Scientists Found Trapped In This Snake's Stomach Will Make You Sick
Dec 07, 2014 at 10:23 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
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One researcher turned over a rock in a clearing to discover a dead female viper with the head of a centipede sticking out of its belly.
"All of us were astonished, as nobody has ever seen something like this," said Ljiljana Tomovi?, one of the researchers on the field study.
Nose-horned vipers are known for regularly going after small mammals, lizards, and birds. Occasionally, they're also known to eat centipedes.
Unfortunately for this particular viper, this centipede did not want to go down without a fight. Judging from the post-mortem examination, it looks like the viper was able to initially eat the centipede. However, once it was swallowed, the centipede tried to claw its way out of the viper's stomach. It nearly succeeded.
The team was able to confirm this story because most of the snake's vital organs were missing when they examined it.