Pythons kill their prey by squeezing the breath out of them. They coil themselves about the victim, tightening slightly with each breath the prey takes, until breath stops. When the python senses that the prey has stoppe... More »

Pythons live in Africa, Asia, Florida and Australia. Depending on the species, they are found in swamps, rainforests, grasslands, marshes and desert hills, primarily in rocky outcrops, tree branches and burrows. More »

The San Diego Zoo explains that none of the large snakes, including pythons, boas and anacondas, are venomous. Instead, these snakes kill their prey by suffocating it within its muscular coils. This process of asphyxiati... More »

Adult owls do not typically fall prey to other animals as sources of food, although owlets and owl eggs are eaten by foxes, cats, bobcats, coyotes, raccoons and American black bears. Some other animals that eat nestlings... More »

Adult whirligig beetles prey on dead or dying insects, whereas the larvae eat other insects found in the water. Birds and fish are the primary predators of these beetles. A wading bird called the white-faced ibis is the ... More »

A cheetah's diet is largely made up of smaller gazelles such as the Thomson's gazelle, though they have been known to prey on zebra and wildebeests when hunting in pairs. Cheetahs may prey on smaller animals such as hare... More » Science Biology Zoology

According to, zooplankton are the prey of the majority of ocean creatures, from the smallest fishes to the largest whales. Zooplankton are considered the second step of the oceanic food web, which starts... More »