Newborn burmese pythons have to move away quickly from their nest before predators can pick up their sand.
The Indigo snake is a formidable snake hunter which would not hesitate to attack and feed on rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and other wipers.
It is immune against their venom.
The scent of a python hatchling just passing through its territory gets its undivided attention and the hunter begins stalking its prey with a swift bite to the python’s head.
The Indigo Snake subdues the hatchling, firmly holding it in its grip and blocking the prey’s airway with his powerful jaws.
But good nutrition has given the feisty young Python enough strength to fight back zatake.
Still, the larger indigo has no problems overpowering the smaller snake.
It’s only a question of time until the python’s energy resources have been exhausted.
Through consistently pinning the young pipe onto the ground, the attacker’s strategy is simple: to tire its prey enough before swallowing it alive.
So the hatchling is losing its strength fast and being drug near the indigo’s layer to avoid the risk of being discovered by other predators.
The hungry snake eats its prey fast and alive.
The Python hatchling is doomed and any resistance is in vain.
So humans represent the biggest threat for the Indigo snakes.
Highway fatalities, wanton killins and over collection for the pet trades adversely affect indigo snake populations.
Snakes are taken illegally from the wild for the patriots and the Eastern Indigo snakes are sometimes gassed in their barrels by rattlesnake hunters.