Home Animals Viral video shows big snake regurgitating live rival serpent

Viral video shows big snake regurgitating live rival serpent

Image via YouTube

This article originally appeared and was published on AOL.com

A video showing the horrifying moment a huge black snake regurgitated another live snake has been going viral.

Christopher Reynolds and his wife stumbled upon the jaw-dropping sight off a roadside in Texas. There, they found a snake nestled under a few branches with something poking out of its mouth.

It was long before Reynolds took out his camera to capture footage of one of most noteworthy reptile moments of 2017 — a snake regurgitating a live rival snake.

“My wife and I were leaving my mother’s when I caught a glimpse of this snake while I drove past it,” Reynolds noted in the video’s YouTube description.”I stopped and backed up to take some photographs. Nina mentioned I should take some video. I am happy I did.”

Though the species of either snake has yet to be confirmed, this clip isn’t the first of it kind to capture such behavior among snakes. Late last year, a dramatic video emerged showing a large python throw up an antelope in a town in India, according to National Geographic.

Snakes have been known to regurgitate their food for multiple reasons, however, but Reynolds speculates the snake ejected its meal in a bid to flee the couple.

“It’s regurgitating so it can escape,” Reynolds said. “It felt threatened.”

Snakes often deploy the technique when they feel threatened, sometimes halfway through a meal, or when it has overeaten.

More from AOL.com:

17 unexpected signs you have a high IQ — even if doesn’t feel like it
Obama accuses media of ‘manufacturing outrage’ in lengthy rant on Iran deal
Wendy’s to ban chickens with human antibiotics by 2017

NOW WATCH: What Do Cockroaches Do And How To Get Rid Of Them | Everything Explained