Morelia spilota mcdowelli
A Coastal Carpet Python kills and eats a Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus). This is a spotting from earlier today: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/213... I had only just arrived home from work this afternoon when I received a phone call from a friend still at work, and she said "Your snake has just killed a possum in the carpark, and it's eating it!!!" I am so jealous not to have witnessed this, but she has kindly supplied these photos for me to share on Noah. PS: I was told later that the possum was regurgitated, and it had a baby in it's pouch. The following day I found out the snake was not the one I had spotted. This one was larger and was found in a different section of the complex. The mother possum put up a good fight but was eventually overpowered and killed. At that moment, the baby joey emerged from the mother's pouch. Two of my work colleagues rescued the joey and took it to the local vet. Now an orphan, it will be placed into foster care until such time as it's big enough to be released back into the wild.
Lat: -27.45, Long: 153.10
Spotted on Mar 20, 2014
Submitted on Mar 20, 2014
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