Friday 3 July, 2020

Nigerian villagers mistakenly slaughter pregnant snake

A foot wide snake was killed in Nigeria after it was suspected that it had eaten a calf due to the size of its stomach.

After killing the snake, which is believed to be an African rock python, it was discovered that the snake was pregnant,

According to local Nigerian media, the snake was killed after it was alleged that it was responsible for feasting on a farmer’s livestock.

However, after being cut open, dozens of eggs were found and it was revealed that the snake was actually pregnant.

The eggs were removed by locals who regard them as a rare delicacy.

While it is unclear what type of snake it was, many snakes are said to be capable of producing up to 100 eggs at a time.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: