A horrifyingly tense video has captured the moment a python and a bat appear to be fighting to the death – while stunned onlookers watch.
The snake is seen with its entire body wrapped around the flying fox bat , squeezing tighter and tighter with its death grip.
But somehow, the fruit bat manages to hold its own, and wriggles free using its wings and claws to stab at the python’s scales .
Amazingly, the bat then manages to crawl away from the reptile, with seemingly zero threat of a second strike.
In the background, onlookers can be heard gasping as they watch the scene unfolds in front of their eyes on a beach in the Similan islands in Thailand.
One witness exclaims: “The bat is biting him!”
Another adds: “Oh my God, oh my God. I feel sorry for it.”
It is not know whether the bat managed to survive its ordeal as it was last seen crawling desperately through the sand, using its wings to drag itself out of harm’s way.