Watch what happens when a boa constrictor attacks a porcupine

The boa constrictor met its match when it stumbled upon a porcupine. Watch the series of events caught on camera by one man walking his dog.

Snakes are often considered to be one of the most feared animals among people, despite the fact that there are far larger animals out there that could make quick work of us. Maybe it's the way they look, or maybe their method of dispatching their prey which makes them particularly terrifying.

Fluttering about on the ground, this snake was evidently in a bad way, and it’s clear why. According to a witness, the snake is described to have attacked an animal, it should have stayed away from: a porcupine.

Killing its prey by choking

The boa, which normally feeds on other reptiles, birds and small mammals, kills its prey by choking it with its powerful body. But this technique was not enough to take down the porcupine, who fought back by shedding its spikes. It unknown whether the snake survived the ordeal.

It must be said that the defense technique of the porcupine is very effective. Its spines are not only very sharp but also very rigid, which allows them to sink deep into its prey’s flesh. In a one month period in Canada, three dogs are said to have experienced a similar encounter with the spiky mammals.

Check out the video above to see the nasty effects attacking the porcupine had on the boa constrictor!We'll warn you—it didn't end well for the snake!

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