Crazy Video Of Python Devouring Large Bird
Nicola Moore woke up one morning in her home in New South Wales Australia and stepped out on to her rear veranda to enjoy a peaceful cup of coffee to start the day. Instead of peace she found herself confronted by a two-metre-long python that was right in the middle of consuming a large bird. Ms Moore captured the scene on camera and the coastal carpet python can bee seen with its jaws fully stretched clasped over a tawny frogmouth.
The python did not seem the slightest bit concerned that there were humans around filming the event but it did end up regurgitating the bird which suggests either it felt threatened or had trouble digesting the wings. Tawny frogmouths are nocturnal and many people confuse them with owls because of their lifestyle and colour. They can grow up to 50 centimetres and whilst that may seem large, experts say the birds are normal prey for a snake that large.
Aussies used to living with these snakes
Coastal carpet pythons can reach three metres in length and can be found throughout New South Wales and Queensland and generally feed on birds and small mammals. They frequently nest in urban and suburban environments where their ability to adapt their diet enables the species to thrive. Most Australians are quite used to living alongside snakes so human conflict is very rare. Whilst this species can grow large, they are not venomous and not a threat to humans. However, they can certainly give a human a nasty bite which may require a tetanus shot.