They’re the biggest snakes in the world. They roam the Amazon. They’ve eaten goats, deer and even crocodiles. So what happens if a python wants to eat you? Can anacondas really swallow a person? How far would you roam inside the anaconda? Has this ever happened before?
What if you were swallowed by a boa constrictor?
Believe it or not, in 2014, someone was so stupid that he tried to let Anaconda swallow him. The man was fully armed, wearing a large, bulky dress covered with pig blood. Boa constrictor busy for an hour, with the mouth bite collar, but finally failed to swallow the whole person.
If it works, how can a python eat an adult?
If you stumble across a Giant Anaconda, 30 feet (9 meters) long and weighing up to 500 pounds (225 kg), while walking in the Amazon rainforest, you may only have one idea: you will be a good meal for them.
Because for a python, a small meal is about 40 pounds (18 kilograms). If they swallow you, they’ll satisfy you for weeks!
But a big meal of more than 100 pounds (45 kg), like you, may not be the snake’s favorite. Because you are big, let alone taller and wider than most of the animals it eats, it takes a long time for you to digest it, which in turn makes the anaconda vulnerable to predators for weeks, even months, until they digest you.
But suppose it really wants to eat you, what happens?
Before a boa constrictor swallows you, it will suffocate you to death. A water boa is a kind of boa constrictor. It will wrap its body around its prey and strangle it quickly with more than 9000 pounds of pressure. But if you can survive the pressure of a python, we can see the whole process.
The boa constrictor will open its mouth and swallow you down. Don’t worry, it will bite you into small pieces, because its fangs are only used to bite the prey.
Fortunately, unlike other boa constrictors, anacondas are non-toxic, so their fangs won’t poison you and paralyze you, but you’ll find a lot of saliva in their mouths.
Yeah, it’s for lubrication. With this lubricated saliva, anacondas are more likely to slide you into their esophagus. Now you move down the snake’s esophagus, and like many other animals, the muscles of the esophagus pull you off the snake’s body.
Anacondas also have the ability to push, by bending its ribs to squeeze you further and push you into its belly.
Well, now you’re in the anaconda’s stomach. Don’t worry, we can keep you alive. You know, to make this more interesting, the stomach of anacondas produces powerful acids and enzymes that dissolve your skin and eventually your bones.
How fast do these acids react?
Once, an Anaconda dissolved the crocodile skin in three days, so your soft and fleshy skin will soon disappear. When you pass through the small intestine of the snake, your body will further decompose. This is because the liver and pancreas secrete stronger enzymes. Except for your hair and nails, everything else will be digested, even if you wear an artifact of clothing to protect you from acid It will take a few weeks for you to get rid of the harm of sexual substances and other things.
So even if you can stay in the belly of the anaconda more safely, you are likely to starve to death. Although such a thing is unlikely to happen, Xiaobian suggests not to offend anacondas anyway. After all, most of the time, they are not interested in eating you because you are too big. They just want to protect themselves.
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