Contrary to many other snakes, pythons stay with their eggs until they hatch, which is part of what sets them apart. They stay with them not simply to keep warm but also to protect them from any predators.
It is possible that all eggs will not be laid for two or three hours. Once deposited, the eggs are usually partially covered with sand. Within 52 to 60 days, the eggs begin to hatch. Unfortunately, there are times when the eggs are abandoned momentarily. A YouTube compilation showing how quickly Komodo dragons and monitor lizards can grab python eggs. Fortunately for snakes, lizards aren’t always agile enough.
The range of giant pythons such as the Burmese python and reticulated python coincides with the range of other monitor lizards.
Komodo dragons eat birds and their eggs. Other small animals they eat include pigs, goats, wild boars, and monkeys. The Komodo dragon’s diet includes foreign buffalo, deer, and horses.
Furthermore, Komodo dragons devour animals such as sheep and cattle, as well as snakes. An adult Komodo dragon will occasionally attack a person, although this is rare. Monitor lizards consume snake eggs entirely and eat mainly carnivorous prey.
The video below begins with a Komodo dragon trying to grab a python egg. The python is one of the largest snakes in the world. These giant, non-venomous snakes can grow up to 26 feet long and weigh over 200 pounds. These snakes are barely able to move at about a mile per hour on open ground.
However, they do not need to move quickly because they are not chasing food. Pythons are seen approaching their prey in the video gallery below. Although the speed of one mile per hour may not seem fast, they attack immediately, not giving the lizard time to run away.
It didn’t take long for the python to wrap around the Komodo dragon’s hind legs and wrap tightly around the rest of its body. Several subsequent films depict monitor lizards trying to quickly eat python eggs. Little do they realize, it’s what they end up consuming.
Squeeze snakes, such as pythons and cleavers, are widely known for squeezing their prey to death. But how exactly does the prey die? These and other constrictors can exert pressures significantly higher than the target’s blood pressure, implying that they are capable of stopping circulation and can rapidly kill animals by put excessive pressure on the brain and interfere with nerve function.