Video of a snake devouring another one has gone viral on social media, leaving people in awe.

The video, posted on Twitter by Indian Forest Service officer Susanta Nanda on Sunday, July 19, showed a common Krait swallowing a wolf snake.

"A common Krait devouring a common wolf snake. Also known as Indian krait is venomous & are ophiophagous- primarily preying upon other snakes. Considered as the most deadly & dangerous snake of India. Stay away from this & stay safe," the officer wrote.

The video has since gone viral with people calling it the "snake version of Hannibal Lecter."

"Survival of the fittest," one user wrote, while another commented, "Amazing capture nature at its brutal best." 

"It is nature’s way to keep a check on snake population," another person wrote.

Common krait, also known as Indian Krait or blue Krait, is responsible for most of the snake bites on humans in the country. The wolf snake, on the other hand, is a species of nonvenomous snake found in South Asia.

This is not the first time a snake was caught on camera swallowing another animal. In January, a huge python was caught devouring a goanna at the Churches of Christ Care Sanctuary Park Retirement Village in the Australian state of Queensland. A photo, which went viral, showed the reptile swallowing the goanna while dangling from the roof of a home. 

In another incident the same month, a snake was rescued after it devoured a chicken in Mersing, Malaysia. Officials were alerted by the villagers after they spotted the 16-foot-long python. The officials found the reptile a few meters above the goat’s shed after swallowing one of the villager’s chickens. The snake was caught following a 20-minute operation involving three officials. The reptile was handed over to the state Wildlife and National Parks Department.

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