By Kate Higgins
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A sequence of pictures present a huge carpet python constricting and swallowing a king parrot as it hangs from the roof of a property.
The photographs, taken at Agnes Drinking water in Central Queensland, have been sent to snake catcher Stuart McKenzie by 1 of his Fb followers.
“Usually if one of my followers sees a snake consuming a wild animal they will snap a photo and ship it to me,” he explained.
“This is the coolest a single of the season so much.”
Mr McKenzie said it was nearly unattainable to inform the snake’s age, but guessed it could be five or six many years outdated.
“It really is challenging to notify the age with reptiles since they grow based mostly on the temperature of their setting,” he said.
“Likely off the measurement of the king parrot — they’re a respectable-sized chicken — I’d say [the snake was] among 1.5 and two metres long.”
King parrots can reach much more than forty centimetres in length.
Mr McKenzie, who functions on the Sunshine Coastline, explained he had experienced a hectic few months and was presently averaging about two phone-outs a working day.
“Today I have currently experienced five get in touch with-outs,” he stated, incorporating that he experienced so far only encountered non-venomous pythons.
“It’s hectic. I’m anticipating more in the afternoon.
“Typically if we have had a little bit of rain and it really is a nice sunny working day, you count on snakes to be out and about because the frogs will be out and the snakes will be chasing the frogs.
“In the complete warmth of the day, you will not assume them on the transfer because it is also sizzling.”
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