In case you needed a reminder that Australian animals are terrifying, witness the epic battle between a crocodile and a snake in the Australian Outback, followed by the snake's gluttonous victory.

Yesterday, folks enjoying their Sunday at Lake Moondarra near Mount Isa were treated to the sight of the struggle between a ten-foot snake, likely a python, and a crocodile. The five-hour fight between the predators began in the water, with the snake rolling the crocodile around so that it could better wrap itself around the croc's body and the crocodile working to keep its head out of the water.

Once the snake had killed the crocodile, it dragged the body out of the water, opened its mouth, and proceeded to swallow the beast. You can see more photos from the fight at BBC News and the Brisbane Times; the latter shows the last bit of crocodile tail sticking out of the snake's mouth.

[via Nerdcore]