By James Tegerdine

A snake fought, wrestled and then ate a crocodile following a dramatic five-hour long battle

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Videographer / Director: Marvin Muller
Producer: James Tegerdine
Editor: Joshua Douglas

The incident was captured on camera by author Tiffany Corlis at Lake Moondarra in Queensland, Australia.

Croco-DIAL 911! There's a serious fight going on!

The snake - thought to be a python measuring around 10ft - constricted the croc to death, before dragging it to shore and eating it whole in front of a shocked crowd of onlookers.

Open wide: The python begins to swallow the crocodile
That's a wrap: The python tightens its body around its prey

Tiffany, from nearby Mount Isa, was enjoying breakfast at the idyllic spot when a group of canoeists alerted her to the fierce fight.

She said: "When we reached the water's edge the snake had wrapped itself around the croc and was tightening its grip.
"The croc was still alive at this stage and was fighting to keep its head above water. Before long the snake had successfully killed the croc and then somehow dragged it to the bank, where it moved to the front of the croc and started to eat it, face first."

The end of the tail, and the end of the tale: The python swallows the last of the croc

Tiffany - who had travelled with friends and family to the lake that Sunday morning - says it took the snake 15 minutes to eat the crocodile. She added: "It was truly amazing. Our kids were very excited to see this event unfold in front of them and not on a nature channel."

Another witness, Alyce Rosenthal, told local media that the two creatures actually fought for about five hours, adding: "It's not something that you see every day."

Supersize meal: The python unhinges its jaws in order to swallow the enormous croc
The crocodile succumbs to the python's strength and is defeated - and consumed
This snake's hunger must have been off the scales...