Deadly Duel: Snake battles giant centipede in Vietnam

27 May 2018, 17:41

NTV Online
Photo: Collected

This is the moment a giant centipede takes on a large snake in a ultimate battle to the death.

Posted on to Live Leak, the three-minute video shows the pair fighting on the ground in Vietnam. 

In the rare footage, the pair wrestle each other, attempting to bite, pin down and ultimately claim their momentary nemesis, reports the Daily Mail. 

While the snake wraps his strong body around the massive centipede, the arthropod manages to secure its many legs on to the python. 

Just as the snake adjusts its jaw to go in for the kill, the centipede fights back flipping the snake over onto its back. 

The pair twirl in to a pretzel-like shape, twisting and turning until the snake loses the strength and ferocity to fight. 

As the centipede takes the upper hand in the battle, it clenches tighter on to the body of the snake. 

The white underbelly of the slithering reptile shows as the centipede crawls on top and appears to be gnawing at the snakes neck.

As the snake twitches in the final moments the centipede can relax, having won nature's unlikely battle. 

Comments on the video detail the bizarre battle and joke 'never bring fangs to a leg fight'.  

'Giant centipede? Now there's something else to add to my nightmares,' one person wrote.  

'The first time I ever rooted for a snake,' another said on the video, while another viewer commented 'Looks like the centipede is the champ'.