Possum spots a completely camouflaged seven-foot snake sizing it up as a tasty meal – however can you see the sneaky serpent?
- A possum was left on edge after recognizing a camouflaged snake simply metres away
- An knowledgeable snake catcher stated the python was sizing up the possum as subsequent meal
- As temperatures and humidity improve over summer season, snake sightings on the rise
A possum fairly probably had the fright of its life after recognizing a camouflaged snake able to pounce simply metres away on a family’s front veranda.
The pictures present a carpet python comfortably perched and hidden from view on the veranda, leaving the possum each motive to really feel threatened.
The possum (pictured above) was nervous after recognizing a snake able to pounce on the deck beneath
The python (circled above in crimson) had the possum on edge because it patiently waited to strike
Snake catcher Jaedon Lunt, who collected the serpent, stated it was ‘extremely possible’ the seven-foot python was sizing up the possum as its subsequent meal.
In May final yr, skilled snake catcher Stuart McKenzie was known as out to a dwelling on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast after experiences of a huge carpet python slithering on a suburban roof.
On arrival, he saved a protected distance after seeing the python was feasting on a massive ring-tail possum.
‘When I arrived it was dangling there from the roof with the possum in its mouth,’ he informed 7News.
‘It took about an hour to eat it utterly, so I simply sat with the residents whereas we watched and waited for it (snake) to be performed with its meal.
‘The folks at the dwelling had been excellent about it and had been fairly intrigued by the complete factor.’
Snake catcher Jaedon Lunt (pictured above) who collected the serpent, stated it was ‘extremely possible’ the seven-foot python was sizing up the possum as its subsequent meal
Everything you must learn about snakes in Australia
*Snakes are ectothermic (chilly-blooded) and rely on the exterior surroundings to manage their physique temperature – because of this snakes and different reptiles take pleasure in the solar
*Rely on sight, scent, and vibrations, scent is their strongest sense. Flicking out their tongue, they’re able to style particles in the air
*Australia is dwelling to over 190 species of snakes, 25 of that are poisonous to people and 20 of these are amongst the most venomous in the world
*Spring is normally the most energetic month for snakes, when males are actively looking for females to mate
*Snakes don’t have any eyelids and most are resistant to their very own venom
*The king cobra is the longest and most venomous snake in the world, and eats different snakes, together with different king cobras
Source: Australian Geographic