The Snake Eating The Carpet Python

snake eating the carpet python

Snakes eating wallabies seem to be usual in far north Queensland, but a snake eating another snake is quite rare. Well, the snake catchers Sally and Normal Hill saw this rare sight when they were called to a job at Goodna on Monday afternoon. 

Ms. Hill told “By the time we got there, the snake was still eating the carpet python. We’ve never seen this before. We hung around for a couple of hours- when you see a snake eating an animal it’s interesting.”

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They spotted an Eastern brown snake while eating a scrub python in Goodna. The Eastern brown snake is a highly venomous species that usually eats small rodents, rats, birds, and frogs. But this time was different because instead of feeding on small animals it was feeding on another snake.

snake eating the carpet python

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Ms. Hill runs N&S Snake Catcher Ipswich, Brisbane & Logan with her husband. She says that catching the eastern brown with its prey was quite straightforward. “We just opened the bag up, and he went in there himself.”

Further, she said that it took almost 3 hours for the snake to eat its lengthy prey, but it was easier to relocate it once it had finished its meal.

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The scrub python, which was being eaten by an eastern brown snake, was spotted eating a large wallaby at a property near Cairns. 

A person named Worldford said that he tried to save the wallaby’s joey, but it died after being removed from its mother’s pouch. 

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snake eating the carpet python

There is another snake meal caught on camera, near Cairns, in which a scrub python snacks on a wallaby. The snake managed to swallow the whole wallaby by opening its wide jaw, surprisingly there was a curious horse that was looking at the whole process.

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Mr. Worsfold said that he tried to save the Wallaby’s Joey by rescuing it from its mother’s pouch, but he was 10 seconds late to save it. 

He said “ I got fascinated by it because I’ve seen bigger snakes, but this one, his head was the size of your hand. And when he opened up his mouth, his jaw was the size of the wallaby.” He found it the most fascinating thing to see the muscle in his body suck the wallaby in, and the other part of his body was squeezing the meal. 

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snake eating the carpet python

According to Mr. Worsfold, the python was almost four meters long. Most Scrub Pythons eat rats, birds, possums, and other small mammals- they can grow up to seven meters. Scrub Pythons are known to eat wallabies occasionally.

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Another Scrub Python was seen eating a smaller wallaby in a golf course fairway in Cairns, a month ago. It took a while for the python to finish its meal (wallaby joey) before it slunk back into the bush.

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