Crowd in Byron Bay stunned to see a python devour a possum whole

Python stuns crowds in Byron Bay by eating a possum whole. Photon/ Simone and Michelle Hunjak
Python stuns crowds in Byron Bay by eating a possum whole. Photon/ Simone and Michelle Hunjak

While enjoying a walk back from Byron Bay's lighthouse in Australia on the weekend, Michelle Hunjak and her sister Simone, came across a horrifying scene.

A colossal carpet python devouring a ringtail possum.

Well most of us would probably consider this a horrifying scene, but self-confessed snake-lover, Michelle, described the experience as "amazing".

It took the python approximately 15 minutes to devour the possum. Photo/ Simone and Michelle Hunjak
It took the python approximately 15 minutes to devour the possum. Photo/ Simone and Michelle Hunjak

"I really love snakes so it was amazing to see the feeding in person. I had no idea they would be able to eat something like that," Michelle told 9news.com.au.

The python is believed to have been approximately 1.4m and it's not unusual for them to eat things seven times as big as their heads.

The "feeding" reportedly took 15 minutes before the giant reptile swallowed the entire possum.

Stay safe, people of Australia. Stay safe.

- news.com.au

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