After it tried to eat a large poisonous centipede while eating a rare snake, he was found dead with his dinner hanging out of his mouth.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a visitor came across the unusual scene while walking through John Pennycamp Coral Reef State park in Key Largo.
The discovery marks “first food record of any kind for the little-known rim rock species,”Wildlife officials confirmed the statement. They also stated that the species was not seen there since 2015.
They added that poisoning was the cause of death. According to the FWC, crowned snakes are generally immune to the centipede venom. “something went wrong during this encounter.”
“Rock species”The habitat refers to the place where the creature lives. They usually live below rocks, debris, or in cavities in the limestone beneath them. They can grow up to 7 to 9 inches in length.
The normally shy snake species prefer to be hidden. However, this one was enjoying the open air, perched on an oak leaf.
According to the description of the centipede, ‘a juvenile Keys giant centipede (Scolopendra alternans).’
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According to wildlife officials, this species can grow up to the size of an crowned snake.
ABC 7 reported that both the snake and centipede will go to the Florida Museum of Natual History.
This centipede species mainly feeds on small insects, but larvae, bats, and larger insects.
TuttoGreen reports that the only confirmed victim of this deadly bite was a Venezuelan four-year old boy who died in 2015 from it.