Wildlife

Snake eats possum while hanging upside down from tree in Queensland

One minute a possum was settling in for an afternoon nap. The next it was staring head first down the belly of a 3m python.

Photographer Jasmine Kerr captured the moment a coastal carpet python digested a possum on her family’s horse property at Gunalda near Gympie on Wednesday.

Ms Kerr was moving horses with her family about 2pm when something caught her eye.

She’s no stranger to snakes, but this was something she’d never seen before.

We were just coming out of our driveway. I own snakes so it wasn’t too horrifying for me, but my mum crapped herself, she said.

It would’ve taken him probably 25 to 30 minutes to eat the whole possum.

I never see wild snakes and you especially don’t see them eating — via redwolf.newsvine.com

Photo: Jasmine Kerr

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