WATCH: Snake learns ‘lesson’ after trying to eat up porcupine

/ 08:44 AM April 07, 2017

A boa constrictor in Brazil learned a prickly lesson after it tried to eat a porcupine, an animal known for its stiff and sharp quills.

The ghastly incident was caught on camera last week by an unidentified resident and was first uploaded on video-sharing site LiveLeaks before frightening netizens on other social media platforms, Yahoo! News reported.


As seen in the clip, the slithery serpent is writhing in pain after its whole body was allegedly pierced with the porcupine’s quills. The man’s dog began barking at the reptile, causing it to coil in fear. It is unknown if the boa constrictor survived the ordeal or if the porcupine escaped or was killed.

As of this writing, the clip posted on YouTube racked up 4.3 million views and a strand of sympathetic and hilarious comments from netizens. “First time in my life I feel sorry for a snake,” YouTuber Mary C said.


According to the National Geographic, a boa constrictor normally preys on birds, monkeys and wild pigs. But porcupines are considered an odd addition to the menu.  Gianna Francesca Catolico /ra


WATCH: Thirsty King cobra sips water from bottle

Indian dies after trying to kiss cobra for selfie

Indonesian man found dead in belly of 7m-long python

TOPICS: Brazil, porcupine, Snake, viral video
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.