VIDEO: Python gulps down a whole HYENA in extraordinary footage shot in Masai Mara reserve in Kenya Holidaymaker Jos Bakker filmed a rock python eating a fully-grown hyena The epic encounter took place in the Masai Mara Kenyan reserve National Geographic researchers in the area tracked down the kill They said it was: 'Very rare that a python would tackle prey as dangerous as a large hyena'Holidaymakers caught the gruesome moment a fully-grown python dislocated its jaw and swallowed a hyena whole.Jos Bakker was on holiday in Kenya when he came across the rare sight of the rock python ingesting the large African carnivore.Mobile phone footage captures the gruesome moment an enormous rock python in a Kenyan reserve swallows a fully grown hyena. The incident is said to be the first of its kind recorded on filmThe epic encounter was seen on the side of a road in the Masai Mara reserve. Researchers in the area were alerted to the incident and tracked down the kill.National Geographic found the snake as it began the slow process of digesting its giant meal.National Geographic found the snake as it began the slow process of digesting its giant mealResearcher Mike Kowalski said it was very rare that a python would tackle prey as dangerous to it as a large hyena, whose jaws would easily be able to crush its skullMike Kowalski, one of the researchers who found the snake, said it was very rare that a python would tackle prey as dangerous to it as a large hyena, whose jaws would easily be able to crush its skull. 'To my knowledge there has been no precedent for this in terms of documentation,' Kowalski told National Geographic. Bakker told video website Storyful that he couldn’t believe his eyes.