- The stomach-churning moment a carpet python swallows live possum whole
- Two stunned Brisbane residents captured the incredible moment on camera
- The three-metre snake is seen devouring the possum while hanging from a tree
This is the stomach-churning moment a carpet python swallows a possum whole, just metres from a couple of stunned onlookers.
Two residents from Morningside, in Brisbane’s east, captured footage of the three-metre-long carpet python devouring the possum as it hung upside down from a tree outside their window.
‘Well, the possum’s f***ed,’ one man could be heard saying as he watched the snake widen its jaw in preparation for the feed.
This is the stomach-churning moment a carpet python (left and right) swallows a live possum whole, just metres from a couple of stunned onlookers
Brisbane woman Courtney Hathway discovered the three-metre snake hanging from a tree outside her home on Wednesday night.
Ms Hathway, together with her brother and housemate, watched the confronting encounter in awe.
‘Look at him go, that’s f***ed,’ they can be heard saying.
‘It makes me so sad for the possum… he’d be suffocating.’
After the encounter with the enormous reptile, Ms Hathway and her housemates decided to enlist the help of a professional snake catcher.
Taking to Facebook on Friday, Brisbane Snake Catchers described the footage as ‘amazing’.
The snake catcher said he was called in to safely relocate the python for the welfare of Ms Hathway’s small pets.
Ms Hathway, together with her brother and housemate, watched the confronting encounter in awe