Scientists recreate python's insides using 3D imaging


Scientists are using hi-tech medical imaging to study animals in 3D.

In this footage, researchers used computer tomography to create an animation of a five kilo python that had just swallowed a rat whole.

The rat can be seen inside the python's stomach. It took more than 130 hours for the snake to digest its meal.

Kasper Hansen and Henrik Lauridsen, from Aarhus University in Denmark, presented the remarkable images and footage at the Society for Experimental Biology annual meeting in Prague, Czech Republic.

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