- A scary footage capturing two of the world's deadliest snakes in a battle to the death has emerged online
- In the footage, a black snake is seen overpowering a brown snake and attempts to eat it
- Although both snakes are equally venomous, experts say the black snake has developed immunity from venom due to evolution
A scary footage has emerged online showing two of the world's deadliest snakes, a black snake with a reddish belly and a brown snake, engaged in a mortal battle.
Sean Shaw, a nature enthusiast in Australia, posted the video on YouTube and it has now gone viral. In the footage, the larger black snake is seen chasing down the smaller brown one and after a two-minute fight in which they bite and inject venom into each other, overpowers it.
The black snake is then seen trying to eat the defeated snake but, having swallowed half of it, appears unable to swallow the rest.
Although both snakes are equally venomous and would kill a human within minutes, experts say the black snake has developed immunity from the venom of other snakes through evolution and was thus unaffected by the brown snake's bites.
Experts add that this form of evolution is quite unique to the black snake as other snakes, such as puff adders, would easily kill each other in a fight like this.
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Check out the link below for the full video of the fight.