During a bike ride along the roadside, a passing cyclist caught sight of a two-meter-long python in the act of consuming a possum.
Locals in Brisbane gathered to witness this intense spectacle as motorcyclist Adrian Brand arrived on the scene and began to take shots.
Mr. Brand asserted that the possum likely fell from a tree. The python would have been lying in wait while the possum was dozing off. It was suffocating me.
When Brand first arrived, the marsupial was still alive. He carefully picked up the snake and moved it away from the road.
The image below illustrates the snake’s tenacious grip on its prey during the relocation process.
Australia is home to marsupials, a particular type of mammal. Pythons, which are among their common predators, target these marsupials as they venture out of the safety of the trees.
With the construction of more motorways encroaching on possum habitats, such encounters have been on the rise.
Carpet pythons can grow up to three meters in length. Despite predominantly preying on possums, rodents, and occasionally household pets, they pose no threat to humans.
The heat-sensitive pits on the upper and lower lips of the carpet python enable it to detect the body heat of its prey.