This python was snapped eating a wallaby at Kuranda.
This python was snapped eating a wallaby at Kuranda.

STRAYA: Giant scrub python "chomps" on wallaby

ANOTHER scrub python has been snapped chomping on a wallaby in the Far North - this time at a horse farm in Kuranda.

Resident Bernie Worsfold and a chestnut pony watched on as the 3m snake swallowed the marsupial at the Lotus Lane property at 4pm on Sunday.
 

This python was snapped eating a wallaby at Kuranda on Sunday afternoon.
This python was snapped eating a wallaby at Kuranda on Sunday afternoon.

The feasting comes one month after a 4m scrub python was photographed eating a wallaby at Paradise Palms golf course.

Once an animal is in a python's stomach its digestive system kicks into hyperdrive, involving a sharp increase in the metabolic rate with the organs enlarging by three or four times and the release of enzymes to break down the food.

 

The 3m snake swallowed the marsupial at 4pm on Sunday.
The 3m snake swallowed the marsupial at 4pm on Sunday.


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