The snake, believed to be a amethystine python, was seen unhinging its jaw to make room for the kangaroo in a video taken by a camper at a caravan park in Cooktown in far north Queensland state, and uploaded to social media Tuesday, online-tabloid the Daily Mail Australia reported on Wednesday.
“And I’m whispering because you can see it’s eating a kangaroo.
“Oh my God, it’s so big, it’s humongous!
“Poor little kangaroo.”
Over several minutes, the snake widened and distorted its body as it squeezed parts of the native marsupial’s body through its mouth. At one point in the video, all that can be seen is the Kangaroo’s feet and tail, eventually swallowing it wholly.
“He’s got a big fat belly,” Smart can be heard saying again, alluding to the kangaroo’s carcass protruding from the snake’s stomach.
Amethystine pythons are Australia’s largest snake with an average length of five meters, however the largest on record is eight meters in length, according to Queensland’s Department of Environment.
Meanwhile a snake catcher further south in the state capital Brisbane has filmed a venomous small-eyed snake eating another small-eyed snake, despite usually only feeding on skinks and lizard eggs.
“Snakes love eating other snakes because they’re the easiest thing in the world to swallow,” University of Queensland snake expert Bryan Fry told local media.
“It looks like a younger snake in this video, and the big one’s gone ‘yep, I’ll have you’.”
Whoa Australia, your snakes are scary! Enditem