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Terrified to see the python swallow the giant kangaroo in a split second


An amazing footage shows the moment a giant five-meter snake gobbled a ᴅᴇᴀᴅ kangaroo entirely, just yards from a campsite full of vacationers. The video was recorded at a family campground in Cooktown, far northern Queensland.

The majority of the kangaroo is first seen hanging from the jaws of the 17-foot snake, which looked to be an aᴍᴇᴛʜystine python, Aᴜsᴛʀᴀʟɪᴀ’s largest species of snake. The hungry reptile moved forward gradually, splintering its body to eat more of its feast of marsupials.

The snake’s body thickened visibly with each thrust forward as it extended to make place for the kangaroo. Helen Smart who captured the sᴄᴇɴᴇ was heard saying she just discovered that snake at the back of the caravan.

The snake can be seen moving up along its lunch at 10 seconds into the video, where it appeared to snap its neck at an almost 90-degree angle. The wOᴍᴀɴ said “You can see it is constricting the kangaroo as it swallows.”


She couldn’t believe it’s at the back of the camper; the young kangaroo’s legs were clearly visible. The ғʀɪɢʜᴛᴇɴing beast continued to ferociously slurp down its victim as the wOᴍᴀɴ spoke. Only the kangaroo’s tail was left hanging out of the ᴅᴇᴀᴅly reptile’s jaw at that moment. The snake, also known as a morelia kinghorni, continued to eat until all of its food was gone.

Ms. Smart claimed that she had never before encountered a snake of that size. They were used to seeing snakes around there, but she claimed that this one was by far the largest because of its enormous mouth.


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