I was planning on going out afteroo ap.The ext it was staring down the belly of a 3-meter Python, head first.
Photographer Jasmie Kerr captured the moment a coastal carpet python digested a photograph of her family’s horse property at Galda, near Gympie, on Tuesday.
Ms. Kerr was riding horses with her family around 2 p.m. when something caught her eye.
She’s too shy to say anything, but this was something she’d considered.”We had just pulled out of our driveway.””I don’t drink, so it wasn’t too horrifying for me, but my mom crapped herself,” she said.
“It would’ve taken him probably 25 to 30 miles to eat the whole pie.”
“I never see wild shaking, and you never see them eating.”
While carpet pythons are making their way up the north coast, Sshie Coast sake catcher Start McKenzie says he’s never seen a “diig” one.Mr. McKezie said the python was as big as they come. “This is one of the bigger ones I’ve come across as a snake catcher,” he said.“A lot of the time as snake catchers, we’ll get to the property and the chick or the Guinea pig will already be in its belly, so it’s pretty awesome to see it halfway through.”Carpet pythons have heat-sensing pits on their lips that detect body heat, which means mammals are plentiful prey.Mr. McKezie said the pythos are opportunistic feeders, and this possibility got a little too close.He stated that the photos capture their incredible jaw strengthg>, sig jaw mscles aloe for p to half an hour to costrict ad devoor a possm while hagig pside down.
“The strength of this carpet python to hold itself up by the tail and swallow its prey sideways is pretty amazing,” he said.
The carpet python, which lives in trees, is adept at capturing prey while soaring from their perch.
Because of the prey’s weight and strangulation, the species developed stroger lobes in its head to ensure completion of the task.
Coastal carpet pythos aren’t very common, and the Kerr’s property still exists.