Mother Nature is terrifying and awe-inspiring; from deep-sea fish that look like something straight out a horror movie to defense mechanisms that really have to be seen to be believed. And now that we live in the age of smartphones, more and more of these moments are being captured on camera.
Case in point, this fight to the death battle between two snakes.To see the startling incident for yourself, check out the video below:
The footage was filmed in Queensland, Australia by a person who was drawn to a rock pool the day after a drought in the area ended. It was then that the red-bellied snake was spotted.
They took out their camera to film the snake swimming across the pool, but soon after they started filming it, they spotted the larger snake with its teeth in the red-bellied snake's tail.
However, this was one animal that was not going down without a fight.
The video above is a glimpse of a battle which lasted for an hour.
But despite an impressive fight for its life, the red-bellied snake, whose injuries are apparent in the video above, lost its fight to the larger animal.
The person who filmed the footage returned to the rock pool the next day to discover that both of the snakes were gone. Needless to say, they assumed that the smaller snake had been eaten.
Oh well. You tried your best lil buddy!