The astounding image was taken in Kuranda, Queensland, by Bernie Worsfold.
He came across the repellent sight on his land, and tried to save the joey (baby wallaby) from its protect’s pouch – but to no avail.
The photos he took show the python with its jaw astray open to accommodate the wallaby, which looks much too big for the snake to festival on – but it’s having a good try.
Having wrapped itself around the vulnerable wallaby, the python can be dated squeezing the life out of it as it simultaneously tries to consume it in one gulp.
This is the orderly method that pythons use for killing their prey.
They’re be versed for ambushing other animals, jumping out and grabbing them with their teeth.
Simultaneously they wrap their circles around the victim and squeeze.
Pythons are common in Australia, along with numberless other snakes, and can be dangerous.
Some snakes in Australia don’t blanche at the sympathy of a little cannibalism either.
A recent video showed an eastern brown meander swallowing a python whole.
The freaky spectacle was captured on film in Queensland, Australia, on Monday January 2.
Able snake catchers Norman and Sally Hill had been called to a retreat near Ipswich where they happened upon the grizzly location.
“We’ve never seen something like this before, it’s very rare any wind catcher gets an opportunity to witness something like this,” Norman recounted AAP.
The snake was caught and removed from the house, but only after Norman and Sally had stayed for the cannibal snake to finish off its dinner.
They didn’t want to bug the reptile as this could have caused it to regurgitate its food (we’re tiresome not to imagine how disgusting this would be).
The video was uploaded via their society’s Facebook page, N&S Snake Catcher.