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Posted: June 28, 2015

Deadly dinner: Python pays ultimate price after eating porcupine

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LAKE ELAND RESERVE, South Africa —

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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.

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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.

Read the full story here.  More photos are available on Lake Eland Game Reserve's Facebook page(WARNING: Graphic images.)

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