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Via:  bob-nelson  •  6 months ago  •  8 comments

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Amazing pictures of an olive python Australis 2nd largest snake & Western Australia's largest having a feed on an Australian freshwater crocodile (crocodylus Johnstoni )

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These pictures were taken by Martin Muller while kyaking. Mt Isa Queensland .


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Bob Nelson
1  seeder  Bob Nelson    6 months ago

Burp...

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     6 months ago

Sadly this is what the Burmese phython is doing to the Florida Everglades. As an invasive species they are killing off the natural inhabitants of the glades. 

When I lived in Australia I did see a couple of these snakes..Impressive to say the least. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
2.1  seeder  Bob Nelson  replied to  Kavika @2    6 months ago

I have the idea that the croc was already dead when the python found it - there are no scenes of struggle.

I'm in favor of bounties to slow invasive species... but there's nothing that will really stop them.

 
 
 
Ronin2
2.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Bob Nelson @2.1    6 months ago
I have the idea that the croc was already dead when the python found it - there are no scenes of struggle.

I didn't think snakes, even constrictors, ate carrion. I have seen pictures of other snakes eating gators and crocks; but those were all still living.

I'm in favor of bounties to slow invasive species... but there's nothing that will really stop them.

Most invasive species have no natural predators to keep their numbers in check; so they can reproduce faster than than humans can dispatch of them.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
2.1.2  seeder  Bob Nelson  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1.1    6 months ago

Dunno about the carrion. I was kinda wondering, though, why the croc went so quietly...

 
 
 
luther28
3  luther28    6 months ago

Yum!

Thank you Bob, very cool stuff.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4  JohnRussell    6 months ago

Tough way to have to fill your stomach.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
4.1  seeder  Bob Nelson  replied to  JohnRussell @4    6 months ago

True... but it's cool to only need to eat once a month...

 
 
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