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The ‘horrifying’ truth about the giant rock python that eats people


That giant python is the African rock python. With a length of up to 10m, they are more than capable of swallowing humans.

The African rock python is the largest snake in the continent and occurs in most of its land. They are concentrated in the southern part of the Sahara, from Senegal to Ethiopia and Somalia.

African rock pythons have an adult length of 7m, even some up to 10m. Very aggressive, this giant python regularly attacks humans, even devouring children and adults. Therefore, some tribes in Africa also call this python species “cannibal python”.

The special thing about this python species is that it has 2 lungs (other python species only have 1 lung). In addition, on its body there are still two atrophied small legs, which are the degenerate legs of ancient reptiles.


The African rock python is not poisonous, but it can kill prey many times larger. It is considered the strongest python of the black continent.

The African rock python’s favorite food is monkeys, antelope, large rodents, poultry, dogs, goats, sheep. They are also willing to go into the villages to hunt people and livestock.

The African rock python is highly adaptable to the environment. Their habitats are very diverse, from savannahs, forests, deserts, semi-deserts, rocky mountains to swamps, rivers and lakes.


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