Cute animal suspected of eating snake down to its spine

OCEAN ISLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A picture from The Swamp Park, a park in Ocean Isle, North Carolina, shows the damage one of nature's cutest predators can create.

According to our newsgathering partners at the News & Observer, the 5-foot snake was a nonvenomous brown water snake.

The Swamp Park posted the picture and suggested a river otter was behind the kill.

River otters can grow up to 4' long, weighing 23 pounds.

They are aquatic predators and have been known to eat other predators.

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