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Venomous brown snake 'acting bizarre' found to be eating second snake

By Ben Hooper
Venomous brown snake 'acting bizarre' found to be eating second snake
A knotted up eastern brown snake that's actually one snake eating another. Screenshot: Storyful

CLARENDON, Australia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- An Australian reptile catcher called to remove what initially appeared to be a knotted-up eastern brown snake discovered the snake was in fact in the process of devouring another snake.

Video of the incident, posted to Facebook by Snake Catchers Adelaide, shows a trapper's Feb. 15 encounter in Clarendon with an eastern brown snake that "seemed to be acting a little bizarre."

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"Upon closer inspection it is seen eating another brown snake. 2 for 1!" the post said.

The catchers said the knotted-up snake was eating a smaller member of its own species. They said it is not unheard of for brown snakes to eat one another.

"Contrary to the belief of some, Eastern Brown Snakes are NOT immune to Eastern Brown Snake venom," Snake Catchers Adelaide said in a comment.

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