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Whoa! Video shows rattlesnake devouring large iguana

KNXV Rattlesnake Devours Iguana
Posted at 4:54 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 12:29:45-04

PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK, AZ — The power of Arizona's desert predators was on full display recently in southern Arizona.

Video taken by Randy Babb, a retired Arizona Game and Fish Department biologist, showed a sidewinder rattlesnake eating a large desert iguana. Watch the video in the player above.

Only half of the iguana is sticking out when the video starts. The snake, possibly worried about indigestion, takes its time with the iguana as it barely makes any progress before the video ends.

As rattlesnakes can go a week or more between meals, the iguana will likely last the snake a long time.