A greedy huge snake has died after it made the mistake of swallowing a porcupine.

The snake died after swallowing a porcupine

A giant snake has met its end after swallowing a 30lb porcupine which punctured its insides with its razor-sharp quills.

According to Dailymail, the four-metre African rock python was found beneath a rocky ledge at Lake Eland Game Reserve in South Africa.

Its innards had been lacerated by dozens of quills from the porcupine while trying to digest its meal.

Speaking on the incident, Reserve general manager Jennifer Fuller said: ‘The exact reasons for the snake’s death are not clear.

‘It is apparent that several porcupine quills were lodged inside the digestive tract. It had fallen off the rocky ledge.

‘We don’t know if it died beforehand or whether the fall drove some of the quills into its digestive tract.’

The incident and pictures have left many people in great shock.