Boa Constrictor fights Porcupine Ending in a Prickly Situation

Holden Smith Posted by
Apr 05, 2017

What happens when you mess with a porcupine?  The answer may seem obvious to you, but this boa constrictor is for a rude awakening... 

While it's unclear at to what transpired prior to this video, it appears this snake chose the wrong thing to eat for lunch.  I doubt the snake even got the chance to attempt to swallow his prey, but that is probably for the best.  As the snake wrapped his coils around to suffocate his prey, the porcupines spines were released, and the increased pressure pushed them further into the predator.  He may have a hard time eating solid food for a while.

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