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Snake swallows crocodile at Queensland's Lake Moondarra

Published on Mar 3, 2014 10:45 AM

SYDNEY (AFP) - A huge snake has won a life and death battle against a crocodile in Australia, swallowing the animal whole after a lengthy struggle before amazed onlookers.

Mr Travis Corlis, who watched the fight at Queensland's Lake Moondarra near the mining town of Mount Isa on Sunday, said the snake, thought to be a python, was about three metres long and "healthy looking".

The crocodile, which the snake coiled itself around, was almost one metre in length, he said.

"They had quite the struggle in the water," he told AFP. "It was an ongoing battle.

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