Boa constrictors are one of the largest snakes in the world. They are also known for eating just about anything. They can eat lizards, monkeys, deer, frogs and small animals. Boa constrictors are not poisonous, but an encounter with one can be deadly. They squeeze their prey until it stops breathing and then eat it. The reason that snakes can eat animals that are much bigger than them is because they have the ability to alter the size of their digestive system.
They are known for hiding until they found something that can potentially be its next meal. However, a boa constrictor recently found out that it was not a match for a porcupine. These animals have quills to protect them from predators. There is a video online that shows a snake writing in pain after it decided to squeeze a porcupine.
There have also been cases reported of snakes being killed after trying to attack and kill porcupines. This snake has likely learned a painful lesson. Not only does a porcupine’s quills have the ability to penetrate deeply in the flesh, but they also have the ability to stay in the skin for a long time. Removing the quills can also be painful.