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Python swallowing a Myna

 
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Oct 19, 2011 10:52 |  #1

It was around 6.30 AM, my brother and me were at a park trying to shoot some birds and butterflies.
His attention moved to some feathers on the ground, about 8-10 ft away from where he was standing,
he moved little further to see what's going on and was amazed to see a Python swallowing a Myna.

We thought we had missed the actual attack by few minutes.

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Oct 19, 2011 11:00 |  #2

Excellent set.


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Oct 19, 2011 11:27 |  #3

+1 That's incredible


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Oct 19, 2011 11:46 as a reply to  @ ni$mo350's post |  #4

Wow! Do you live in Florida?




  
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Oct 19, 2011 12:36 |  #5

There's something you don't see every day. Very cool!




  
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Oct 19, 2011 12:43 |  #6

Nice thing to happen upon...looks like he'll be full for a couple of days :)


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Oct 19, 2011 14:32 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #7

Right place at the right time.....nice shots


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Oct 19, 2011 20:38 |  #8

Amazing. Where was this? Also was curious to know how you knew it was a myna? Did you see more of the bird before taking these shots? How long did the entire process of swallowing up last? Sorry for too many questions but one doesn't come across such superb natural moments every now and then. Congratulations.


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Oct 19, 2011 21:28 |  #9

This was taken while I was in eastern part of India. We guessed it was a Myna because there were many of them in the park and we were trying to take pictures of them, there were some feathers on the scene which resembled that of Myna's. I guess it would have taken about 20-25 mins to swallow and then it started to twist it's body. I also observed that the snake was not able to move while it was doing this and then after about 1/2 hr or so it started to move and then we saw that there was a hole (den ??) near the scene and it wanted to go inside it but was not able to because of the bird inside. It would have easily gone if the tummy (I guess ...) was not swollen.


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Oct 21, 2011 13:15 |  #10

Absolutely excellent set. Thank you for sharing. Hope you were using a long lens!


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Oct 21, 2011 22:07 |  #11

Amazing shots!



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Oct 21, 2011 23:02 |  #12

I used a 70-200 f/4. We slowly moved closer to the snake as it was not scary, the guy was not able to move
at all for about 15-20 minutes, may be because he was exhausted or full or occupied, not sure of the reason.

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Oct 22, 2011 08:02 |  #13

Very impressive :)


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Nov 15, 2011 02:42 |  #14

Thanks !!


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Nov 15, 2011 11:45 |  #15

Awesome set!




  
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