Snake Quickly Regrets Attempt To Eat Porcupine


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If you have ever wondered who might come off worst in a fight between a snake and a porcupine, this video should answer that.

The incident apparently happened in Brazil, with this boa constrictor definitely coming off worse after unwisely attempting to making a meal of the famously spiky and defensive creature. No word on whether the porcupine survived but the snake appears to have lived to tell the tale.


Although our mind immediately went to some kind of SyFy-esque Boa vs Porcupine or even Snakupine monster movie, the snake actually looks like it’s in some discomfort, so we hope the person who shot this footage managed to get help for the boa in the end.

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