A python found itself wanting after acting on what may be referred to as instinct—striking its prey.
In a viral video on social media, a python was subjected to torture for biting an individual in a black community.
For its attack, three bottles of beer were shoved down the throat of one of the largest snakes, said to be non-venomous.
The footage shows men cheering themselves on as they mete out punishment to the carnivorous reptile.
Netizens who have chanced upon this video have expressed shock over the bravery of the men.
What to know about pythons
Pythons, said to be non-venomous snakes, can range from 23 inches to 33 feet in length, and they can weigh from 7 ounces to 250 pounds.
Pythons live in a wide range of habitats, depending on the species, but many seek shelter in trees and can hold onto branches with their tails.
According to the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Explorers, pythons don’t chase after their dinner. They are ambush hunters that can locate warm-blooded animals by using heat-sensing “pits” or holes along their jaw.
They wait until the animal comes close, then a python grabs the prey with its sharp, backward-curving teeth, wraps coils of its body around the prey, and squeezes tight.
The snake is not trying to crush its prey; its goal is to stop its potential meal from breathing. After that, the python unfolds its flexible jaw, opens wide, and swallows its prey whole—usually head first—flexing and contracting its muscles to move the meal down its throat and into its stomach.
Pythons move forward in a straight line by stiffening their ribs, lifting a set of scales on their belly and moving them forward, so the loose ends grab the surface to push them ahead. They move slowly, though, at about one mile per hour.