PHOTOS: Eel Cuts Through Heron's Stomach Mid-Flight Like A Scene In Alien


Some meals you regret, for this heron, this meal is the one he'll regret the most... In this week's Horrifying Things That Actually Happen In Nature segment we are blessed with photos of a Snake Eel that cut it's way through a heron's gut, popping out the other side a la Alien. You can't unsee this even if you wanted to unfortunately. The Snake Eel has a sharp, pointy tail that can cut through predator's stomachs, allowing for daring escapes like this... Several foxes and eagles were following the doomed pair, waiting to scavenge the aftermath. Ain't nature grand??