This snake has eyes bigger than its stomach…
Talk about something wild. These are the things we all hope to see out there, something so unexpected you can’t even dream it up to go looking for it.
Blotched water snakes are a species of non-venomous water snake that is commonly found in slow-moving streams, rivers, and lakes throughout the southeastern United States. These snakes are known for their ability to adapt to their environment and feed on a variety of prey, including catfish.
Blotched water snakes have adaptations that allow them to feed on catfish. Their long, slender bodies and flexible jaws allow them to easily get through the water and capture their prey.
They also have specialized teeth that are well-suited for holding onto slippery fish. These snakes have keen eyesight and a sense of smell that helps them locate catfish and other prey in the water.
When hunting catfish, blotched water snakes will often ambush their prey from beneath rocks, logs, or other underwater structures. They will then use their powerful jaws and flexible bodies to grab and hold onto the catfish allowing them to swallow their prey whole.
This group of people were out on the Colorado River, near Colorado River, near Bastrop, Texas for a day of boating when they came across something pretty amazing.
A blotched water snake had ahold of a large catfish and was struggling through the water with it.
The men can’t believe what they are seeing due to the large size of the fish.
Remember that stupid movie Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus? This is the Texas version of that…
The snake has the death grip on it though and easily manhandles the fish in its own environment. The snake hangs onto the catfish until it is dead.
The people on the shore just watched in amazement.
That is nature at its finest.