A video making the rounds online shows the dramatic moment a huge boa constrictor wrapped itself around a wild cat trying to crush the bones of the wild animal and swallow it.
According to reports, the incident took place in Las Lajitas, Salta, a city in north west Argentina, when 2 men saw the animals fighting in the middle of the road.
The huge snake is seen wrapping a jaguarundi, a small wild cat in the middle of a road in between the jungle.
The cat can be seen in the video fighting and crying for help but the snake had the howling cat tightly wrapped.
A forest ranger who shared the video online, revealed that passersby had to intervened to free the cat.
“Between two people they managed to unwrap the boa and release the animal,” recalled Sole Rojas,
“It is always a risk, but people in the area know how to manipulate wild animals and this boa is not venomous.”
According to him, 4 people had to be drafted in to complete the rescue operation and separate the 2 animals.
The cat was eventually freed from the snake’s coils, Rojas added.
Watch the video below.