LAKE ELAND RESERVE, South Africa — A massive African rock python has made the ultimate sacrifice following its questionable last meal.
According to CNN, the 12-foot snake recently was found dead outside Lake Eland Game Reserve in South Africa. Park rangers performed an autopsy and found a 30-pound porcupine inside its stomach.
Experts say quills lodged inside the snake’s digestive tract may have killed the python, CNN reports.
Some pythons – which swallow their prey whole – eat even larger animals, such as deer and antelope, according to CNN.