Amazing video: Python devours crocodile after 5-hour battle

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NORTHERN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA — An unusual battle was caught on video by one Australian mother. Tiffany Corlis, said she saw a fresh water crocodile and a water python wrestling each other. She took her camera and photographed the enormous snake’s assault on the much smaller crocodile, according to

She was alerted to the struggle over breakfast in northern Australia by nearby canoeists.

“(The crocodile) was fighting at the start, so it was trying to keep its head out of water and survive,” she told ABC North West Queensland Radio on Monday.  “Finally, the croc sort of gave in and the snake had uncoiled for a little while and had a brief break and then actually started to consume the crocodile.”

Corlis said the battle lasted about five hours. She said the snake ate the crocodile whole.