A cobra in India vomited up another cobra after being caught by a snake rescuer on a construction site on 24 June. Workers at a construction site at Bhubaneswar in eastern India spotted the cobra and called the Snake Helpline for help. Biranchi Narayan Acharjya, a volunteer at Snake Helpline reached the spot and found a 4-foot-long (1.2m) cobra after a search. But after he caught it, the workers insisted they snake they had seen was much smaller in size. Suddenly, the cobra, which had a bulge in its belly, started regurgitating a freshly-swallowed 3-foot-long (0.9m) spectacled cobra, which had been sighted by the workers earlier. Subhendu Mallik, the general secretary of Snake Helpline, said: "Cannibalism is common in cobras. Bigger snakes usually prey on smaller ones." The surviving cobra was released in a natural habitat later.
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