Terrifying moment a massive python eats a possum just seconds after the marsupial’s tiny baby is rescued from her pouch
- A baby possum has been rescued from her mother’s pouch after snake attack
- A three-metre long python devoured the possum at caravan park in Queensland
- Baby was rescued by the park’s caretaker and was taken by wildlife officers
A baby possum has been rescued from its mother’s pouch just seconds before a huge python devoured her.
The three-metre long snake attacked the possum at the Coolum Beach caravan park, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Wednesday morning.
The python climbed up a tree and strangled the mother to death as horrified campers watched on.
The caravan park’s caretaker managed to rescue the baby inside the mother’s pouch (pictured)
Debbie and Richard Kemps who were staying at the park said the snake killed the possum in a few minutes.
‘We have a small dog, the possum was probably bigger than a dog. You imagine what it could do to some of the pets here,’ Mr Kemps told the ABC.
‘The (caravan park’s) caretaker noticed the pouch and went and pulled a baby out of it,’ Mr Kemps said.
The python slithered underneath a car before engulfing the possum.
A three-metre long python attacked a possum at a caravan park in Coolum Beach (pictured)
The caretaker then used a broom to push the snake back into the bush after it had finished eating.
‘It wasn’t scared of any of the people around,’ Mr Kemps said.
The baby was only a few cent-metres long but miraculously survived and was picked up by wildlife officers from Australia Zoo.
The python strangled the possum before swallowing it whole on Wednesday morning (pictured)
The python killed the possum before taking it underneath a car and devouring it