This is the heartbreaking moment dozens of monkeys watch in vain as a wild python strangles one of their troop. The reptile pounced on the primate on a mountain path in Prachuab Khiri Khan, Thailand last Thursday (24/10) afternoon. Large numbers of monkeys surrounded the snake but each time they ventured near, the python reared up and bared its deadly fangs. Tragically, they could only watch as their fellow monkey was slowly crushed to death. An elderly local man also tried to intervene by hitting the snake with a stick without success. Onlooker Supattra Pranimit was having a day-trip to the area when she noticed the large group of monkeys. The tourist was shocked to see one of the animals being strangled by the huge python, believed to be around 10ft long.