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Ravenous Python Eats Unfortunate Wallaby [PICS]

This python captured itself quite the meal when it lampooned a wallaby.

Facebook/Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife
Facebook/Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife

An Australian Nitmiluk National Park ranger recently came upon an olive python feeding on an unfortunate wallaby joey. The ranger captured a sequence of images as the huge snake enjoyed its meal. According to Territory Wildlife Park’s Greg Smith, the young wallaby is about the largest meal an olive python can eat, taking about five to seven days to digest.

The snake won’t need another meal for another four to eight weeks.

Check out the slideshow to see the python’s meal in action.

All images courtesy of Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife’s Facebook page

 

The big snake gets his first taste.

And he expands.

The circle of life. Last thing to go down are the wallaby’s toes.

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Ravenous Python Eats Unfortunate Wallaby [PICS]