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Humungous Python Captured Eating Possum In Australian Backyard

Humungous Python Captured Eating Possum In Australian Backyard

Only in Australia...

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

A snake catcher in Queensland has come across an absolute monster having a feed in someone's backyard.

Everyone knows that the scariest things live Down Under, so this is hardly a surprise to know that a python likes to enjoy a large meal.

But when it's caught on camera, it certainly sends shivers down your spine to see the way they catch their prey.

Photos uploaded to Facebook by Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers show the humungous python hanging from a gutter while devouring an adult ring-tailed possum.

Stuart McKenzie was called to the Mooloolaba property and couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the hunt in real time. Naturally, he waited for the possum to be eaten before he stepped in to remove the carpet python.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Mr McKenzie said it certainly was a sight to see.

"The python was about two metres long and took nearly an hour to eat the possum," he said. "It's incredible that they can eat upside down and eat such large prey."

But if you thought that was impressive, you haven't seen anything yet.

A snake in Australia put our collective all-you-can-eat efforts to shame by consuming an entire crocodile whole.

The incredible feasting took place in a swamp in Mount Isa, Queensland, and was photographed by intrepid kayaker, Martin Muller. His snaps were then shared on Facebook by GG Wildlife Rescue Inc, with the caption: "SSSSssssssssensational.

Pictures show an olive python eating a crocodile whole.
GG Wildlife Rescue/Martin Muller
This snake would absolutely smash the Chinese buffet.
GG Wildlife Rescue/Martin Muller

"Amazing pictures of an olive python Australia's 2nd largest snake & Western Australia's largest having a feed on an Australian freshwater crocodile (crocodylus Johnstoni).

"These pictures were taken by Martin Muller while kayaking."

The pictures show the olive python unhinging its jaw and slowly consuming the huge freshwater croc, leaving only the tip of its tail on show.

When the python began to chow down on the croc, almost all of us would have guessed it had bitten off way more than it could chew. However, the python doesn't chew at all and is not venomous.

Rather, it kills by wrapping itself around its prey and squeezing the life out of it. The giant snake then necks its prey and lets its digestive system do the rest.

Featured Image Credit: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers/Facebook

Topics: News, Animals, Australia