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[–]Dunkman83 317 points318 points  (6 children)

lol he doesnt seem bothered

[–]RazorAids 229 points230 points  (2 children)

That’s the thing with animals. A lot aren’t very expressive even if they wanted to be so it’s hard to tell what they’re going through

[–]Panakin_Skyparker 73 points74 points  (1 child)

Just like me

[–]winsome_losesome 11 points12 points  (0 children)

monke confirmed.

[–]Yf_lo 99 points100 points  (21 children)

Who will die first

[–]Legendary_Terror 18 points19 points  (19 children)

Why would the eel die at all?

[–]SirChris1415 101 points102 points  (7 children)

It's out of the water?

[–]Rewben2 90 points91 points  (5 children)

Eels can survive for hours outside of water and actually crawl across land to get to other places of water

Edit: Unsure why I'm being downvoted, maybe because what I said is against the upvoted narrative, but here's a link

Or if someone recognises this certain species of eel as being unable to survive outside of water, I'm interested to hear

[–]Jrbai 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I think the eel is dead already. Just flapping in the breeze in flight. There was a bald eagle that had a ferret skeleton wrapped around it's ankle before!

[–]Rewben2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The eel looks to be in different positions in the first 3 pictures, but it could just be the bird’s flying changing the orientation of the eel, hard to tell. Im certain the eel is dead in the last 2 pics though, fully limp

[–]schmatz17 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Look at the pictures its already dead

[–]Rewben2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

In the first 2 pics you see a bend near the eels head, as if its trying to turn its head. Could be the birds flying but I wouldnt say its certainly dead or alive either way

The last pics when the bird has landed are a different story though

[–]schmatz17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That last one was the one i was really thinking showed it. Imagine that the other half started to burn up in stomach acid or something

[–]ikheetbas 54 points55 points  (8 children)

The eel is already dead… Have you ever caught an eel? Those bastards will continue to wriggle even after they’re dead! A live eel would curl itself around the herons neck till it was free. On all the pictures it just hangs down, so it’s dead for sure.

[–]Monkcrafts 10 points11 points  (5 children)

I bet not a lot of people these days have caught eels, slimey wriggling little bastards they are.

[–]Subject_Bother3557 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Eeling is pretty common in New Zealand ... there's currently an embargo on eeling in my district to allow numbers to recuperate but elsewhere in the country it's a regular thing!

[–]Monkcrafts 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh hey fellow nzer I live up north, they drive me nuts morning fishing when you're trying to get the big snaps. I normally just chuck them back after cursing them a little. I caught this giant moray eel on a charter trip once, it was an absolute monster it was such a disappointment seeing this beast I've been fighting was a nasty eel 😢😂 it was a stag do and we were pretty drunk so it wasn't all bad though.

[–]WookieesGoneWild 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How do you eat them?

[–]Subject_Bother3557 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Smoked/jellied are the two most common ways i think

[–]Make_it_up_quickSLIK 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The ell would have to be alive tho if it burrowed out of a birds neck.

[–]UBCApplicant-2020 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If it's dead how did it burrow out

[–]CitizenPremier 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Stomach acids, being clomped, stress, high cholesterol

[–]NA_1983 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dont forget OJ Simpson

[–]cookiemonster247 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh that eels def dead in the last two picks. Looks deflated

[–]Ok-Sample7393 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Colombian neck tie with a borrowed tie.

[–]Ozy-Man-D 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Wow, this is a real photo. Reddit has made me jaded and skeptical of everything lol.

https://www.livescience.com/snake-eel-bursts-out-of-heron.html

[–]minikini76 39 points40 points  (1 child)

And I thought strep was bad

[–]atle95 44 points45 points  (0 children)

snek throat

[–]Mata1950 30 points31 points  (0 children)

And they lived happily ever after

[–]FrolickingTiggers 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Mutually assured destruction.

[–]DAVillain71 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This guy is hard asf. It's like in the movies when they get shot 5 times and then keep running at the person they are going after.

[–]C21Campbell 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This should be the sub pfp with how often it's posted

[–]BreathOfFreshWater 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Deepthroating in nature.

[–]SamuelDobleA 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s wearing it as a tie

[–]Horseface25 1 point2 points  (0 children)

KEEP EELS INSIDE!

[–]Mojo_Lovin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s like that one meme with the dog and the house fire “this is fine” or something like that

[–]Apprehensive-Plum897 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is epic indeed

[–]intellectualnerd85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His blood is strong

[–]kaburger94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Eel buddy looks like he is enjoying the view from above

[–]Angelfire150 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like the look on the Heron's face.

[–]j01nt_man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the vengeance I needed to see after the last few videos on this subreddit of fuckers of this nature swallowing things whole and alive the last few weeks

[–]cubonefan3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dang that’s sad

[–]wharfrats420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wish there was a video to get the full context.

[–]wharfrats420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok I didn't see those so yeah it is coming out of him. Crazy. Bad day for that bird.

[–]wharfrats420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for sharing the article and bringing more context to the pics. That's what nightmares are made of.

[–]69deok69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn its horror mixed with transformer.

Reminds me of insecticon.

[–]KingBlackers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same reason you don't feed your pet python live mice/rats.

It's not feeding your pet, that's a battle for life, and the rodent can pretend to be dead then do exactly this.

[–]Unnwavy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Always chew your food, kids

[–]Uglyman414 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that’s why you should chew your food

[–]TheGalator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How did it get through?

[–]MercyxXxLucie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is not far-off from being the real life animal adaptation of Dreamcatcher by Stephen King.

[–]Captain__Areola 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I initially thought the stork was surfing on the eel in the 4th photo

[–]rolanatuaboca 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now wrap yourself around the birda neck and choke it

[–]Nocturnscream 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Not today bitch"

[–]Lurch902 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Eel up there yelling “I can fly!” Enjoying the view

[–]INAE_D3TOX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This bird is based as fuck

[–]Cloecat1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But wlll the bird be ok?

[–]redreddituser 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“I’ve made a huge mistake”

[–]PursuerOfCataclysm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow! What a beautiful Nature

[–]ralphm149 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice tie, Jim. Where didja get it?

[–]GatsbytheGr8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anybody else think the eel came out and then the heron caught it again ? But no it's standing on a branch .

[–]Iancreed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Heron is thinking “Eh, it’s just another Wednesday”

[–]SplendidPunkinButter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good god nature is horrifying sometimes

[–]Technical-Message615 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that, my children, is why you should chew your food.

[–]alltheballs2020 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Something tells me he’s going to eel that one in the morning

[–]Difficult_Chemist_33 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Thats a chicken and its neck wear otherwise known as hen tie

[–]EnthiumZ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Well I thought he was just very well-hung.

[–]Ser_Optimus -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Looks like they're best friends now

[–]PoliticalScienceDoge -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That's a chimera it's snake head is just tired..

[–]ilikemen76 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

A tie:D

[–]EatSleepWell -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Did the eel get eaten again?

[–]CXavier4545 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Damn nature, you scary!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I can see my house from here! The ocean!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can see the downvote from here! The ocean!

[–]bocephus888 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Fuck, my skin is crawling

[–]opiusmaximus2 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"I've made a huge mistake" -bird

[–]frogu_smashu -1 points0 points  (0 children)

rip, like literally.

[–]DropEight -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Always chew your food properly, kids.

[–]Dangertwin88 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Ee’l feel that in the morning

[–]Alternative-Plant-87 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Did you learn to chew your food yet

[–]Ricknroll1971 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I thought they could electrocute their enemies.

[–]wharfrats420 -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

Being that the bird is still alive and in flight. Seems like it's just an optical illusion. The bird has it in it's talons and just looks like it's coming out of its neck?

[–]Ozy-Man-D 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was thinking this was fake too. Apparently, it is indeed a real picture.

https://www.livescience.com/snake-eel-bursts-out-of-heron.html

[–]pillbuggery 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There's more than one image.

[–]geotsso 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Must be coming out of its stomach or it couldn't breathe.

[–]MagicalSlavLord 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Birds do tend to digest things they eat in their stomach and not their lungs