If you’re not a fan of snakes, we suggest you look away! A massive snake was spotted ᴄʜᴏᴡɪɴɢ down on a antelope on a South African golf course.
This is the moment one of the world’s biggest snakes is seen sǫᴜᴇᴇᴢɪɴɢ the ʟɪꜰᴇ out of an antelope on the fairway of a championship golf course.
Golfer Richard Gill was playing golf with friends when he came across the astonishing sight at Leopard Creek Country Club in the town of Malelane in South Africa.
The African rock python was coiled around the antelope on the fairway of the sixth hole of the golf course which is home to the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Immediately, unable to ignore this rare scene, Mr. Gil took out his smartphone to record and then shared the video on social networks.
The antelope sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ to resist as its ʟɪꜰᴇ was sᴛʀᴀɴɢʟᴇᴅ by a ᴠɪᴏʟᴇɴᴛ ᴘʀᴇᴅᴀᴛᴏʀ.
He said: “Sadly the buck ᴘᴇʀɪsʜᴇᴅ and the python left its ᴋɪʟʟ, probably feeling uncomfortable with all the spectators.”
Golfers who witnessed the scene shared that they were amazed at the strange and wonderful natural scene.
The South African rock python is the largest snake in Africa and one of the six largest snakes in the world. This species can be over 6 meters long and weigh 91 kg or more.
Snakes are known to ᴋɪʟʟ their ᴘʀᴇʏ by ᴄᴏɴsᴛʀɪᴄᴛɪɴɢ until the ᴘʀᴇʏ stops ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜɪɴɢ. The snake will then eat its ᴘʀᴇʏ by sᴡᴀʟʟᴏᴡɪɴɢ its head first until it sᴡᴀʟʟᴏᴡs the whole thing in its stomach.
The golf course is located close to the Malelane entrance to Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. And that’s why the rock python was able to ʙʀᴇᴀᴋ ɪɴᴛᴏ the golf course like that.
It has been the setting for the Alfred Dunhill Championship since 2004 and was designed by the legendary South African golfer Gary Player. The men’s professional golf tournament is the flagship event of the Southern African Sunshine Tour which forms part of the European Tour.