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Terrified snake hangs upside down on a tree branch and swallows a giant marsupial


The horrifying pictures of a large snake hanging upside down and attempting to eat a fully grown possum went popular online. In the vicinity of Gympie, on the family’s horse ranch in Gunalda, a coastal carpet python was observed gobbling up a possum. Around 2:00 pm, Ms. Kerr and her family were moving horses when she noticed soᴍᴇᴛʜing. Although she is accustomed to snakes, she had never encountered one before.

Despite the fact that carpet pythons are common throughout the north coast, snake ʜᴜɴᴛer Stuart McKenzie from the Sunshine Coast stated he had never spotted one out on the ʜᴜɴᴛ. In his experience as a snake catcher, he claimed that this was among the largest he had ever seen.

Mammals are weak prey for carpet pythons because they can sense body heat through the heat-sensitive pits on their lips. Mr. McKenzie claims that because pythons are opportunistic feeders, this possum may have gotten a little too ᴄʟᴏsᴇ.


He insisted that the images proved their exceptional jaw strength, saying that they used their jaw muscles alone to strangle and eat a possum while hanging upside-down for up to 30 minutes.

In order to catch prey, the carpet python, which inhabits trees, is known to hang from its perch. Stronger head lobes were developed by the species as a result of the prey’s weight and effort to complete the task. The snake is still present on the Kerrs’ property even though coastal carpet pythons are not ᴘᴏɪsᴏɴᴏᴜs


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