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Kookaburra eats a snake in a Queensland backyard feed


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A rare encounter between a kookaburra and a snake has unpredictably ended with the reptile being slurped up as a snack. 

The incredible footage was shot on Thursday afternoon, showing the kookaburra perched on a backyard fence in Tewantin, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, enjoying a meal.

The wildlife rescuer who filmed the feed in his backyard, William Watson, said the kookaburra took ten minutes to polish off the snake.

 

A rare encounter between a kookaburra and a snake on Thursday has unpredictably ended with the reptile being slurped up as a snack

‘[The snake] was wriggling around right up to the end. When the kookaburra took off, only the tip was hanging out. He ate the whole thing,’ he told the ABC. 

He added: ‘We often get kookaburras coming to visit, but haven’t seen this before.’ 

In the video, the bird can be seen with the snake held in its beak, as the reptile continues to wriggle. 

The kookaburra occasionally flicks the snake around, bashing it against the wooden fence.

The incredible footage was shot on Thursday afternoon, showing the kookaburra perched on a backyard fence in Tewantin, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, enjoying a meal

In the video, the bird can be seen with the snake held in its beak, as the reptile continues to wriggle

The incredible footage was shot on Thursday afternoon, showing the kookaburra perched on a backyard fence in Tewantin, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, enjoying a meal

The wildlife rescuer who filmed the feed in his backyard, William Watson, said the kookaburra took ten minutes to polish off the snake

The wildlife rescuer who filmed the feed in his backyard, William Watson, said the kookaburra took ten minutes to polish off the snake

Determined to not lose its lunch, the kookaburra tilts its head back and slowly munches down on the snake.

The Australian Reptile Park says that snakes are in fact commonly hunted by kookaburras. 

‘Once they see the prey, the kookaburra swoops down and grabs it with its beak,’ The Australian Reptile Park said on its website. 

The Australian Reptile Park says that snakes are in fact commonly hunted by kookaburras

The Australian Reptile Park says that snakes are in fact commonly hunted by kookaburras



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