Australia is known for its diverse and strange array of wildlife. In addition to furry critters like koalas and kangaroos, the country also has some of the world’s most venomous snakes as well as some large constricting snakes.
A family camping in Cooktown in North Queensland, Australia, were treated to a memory of a lifetime when they happened upon a scrub python feasting on a small kangaroo. According to 7 News Australia, Helen Smart discovered the snake behind her recreational vehicle, methodically eating the kangaroo and recorded the encounter on her smartphone.
The family had their two small dogs with them on the camping trip and said they consider themselves lucky that the snake didn’t eat their pets.
The scrub python (Morelia amethistina) is the longest native snake in Australia. Its average length is between 6 and 13 feet with an average weight of 25 pounds. Scrub pythons over 15 feet are considered large specimens. It can be found in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea as well as in Indonesia. In the wild, the scrub python feeds on birds, rodents, and other small mammals.