Thursday, March 17, 2005

A Grim Look at the Australian Food Chain

My friend Jamie is an environmental scientist in Perth, who, like all of his countrymen, has a fantastic sense of the macabre combined with a love for wild animals. Check out these photos he sent me of a python eating a large wallaby somewhere out in the Australian bush.

This is the Aussie equivalent of a trip to Golden Corral...

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 1

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 2

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 3

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 4

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 5

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 6

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 7

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 8

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 9

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 10

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 11

Snake Swallowing Kangaroo 12

Click here to see another massive python stuck on an electric fence, and here to see a python retrieving a drowned kangaroo somewhere in the Pilbara. Additionally, I wrote and published a lengthy account of a kangaroo shooting trip I went on in Australia a few years ago. You can read that here.

48 Comments:

At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously--oh my god. that's amazing and disturbing.

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger aka_Meritt said...

That was awesome to see. I have owned 3 snakes - although none like the snake in the photo. Mine were 1 Ball Python, 1 Burmeze Python and one RedTail Boa. Those photos brought back memories of feeding them. I'm just in awe of how they can do that. Amazing. I love nature in all it's glory.

 
At 2:16 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

That scared the hell out of me. But it is pretty amazing.

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger Nat said...

holy. crap.

 
At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was really little, maybe 4 or 5, a friend of our family showed me a picture he'd taken of a python that had eaten a goat, but had then been killed when the goat's horns pierced its back. I've been fascinated by snakes ever since.

 
At 11:47 PM, Anonymous OJ said...

I DO A POOP AND HAVE SEX WITH A SQUIRELL

 
At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have owned several snakes of the past 20 years and all I can say is WOW...it looks like it's jaw was in two totally seperate pieces...UNREAL.

 
At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude that is the shit i wonder how big his dump will be. it would suck to own him though cause if thtat MF got out you be fed in the A

 
At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

correction F ed in the A

 
At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Boggel said...

Celerbrate goodtimes- COMMON!

 
At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that snake is so sexy

 
At 11:52 PM, Anonymous AndyK said...

I want photos of it trying to slither off with an undigested macropod in its alimentary canal.

I wonder if snakes get furballs? If not, perhaps a little snake DNA should be spliced into our domestic cats. Oh wait... :)

 
At 11:52 PM, Anonymous AndyK said...

I want photos of it trying to slither off with an undigested macropod in its alimentary canal.

I wonder if snakes get furballs? If not, perhaps a little snake DNA should be spliced into our domestic cats. Oh wait... :)

 
At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe even a more powerful image...
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/34097/the_power_of_annaconda/

 
At 4:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats gross and mean i dont like you okay bye

 
At 4:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

eeww

 
At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

eeww

 
At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

eww

 
At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

eeww

 
At 10:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWEET BABY JESUS! Hi ho, hi ho, its down the hatch he goes.

 
At 9:20 AM, Anonymous GE&BB said...

Jeff,
Did you shoot these photos yourself? What is the approximate size/weight of the kangaroo this python is eating?

 
At 9:25 AM, Blogger Jeff Simmermon said...

I didn't shoot these. I would guess the 'roo in question is between four and five feet tall, but it is really hard to tell scale through the pics.

 
At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

icky

 
At 10:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

icky. thats nasttyyy

 
At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ick thats gross.. but thats nature i guess

 
At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing to think it goes on in our outback every day .... cool hey

 
At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SNAKES ARE FUCKING EVIL. THEY BELONG IN HELL. POOR LITTLE INNOCENT KANGAROO OR WHATEVER IT WAS. SNAKES ARE EEEWW ICKY AND NASTY. PLEASE KILL THEM ALL. I'LL GO BUY SOME NICE SNAKE BOOTS AND BELTS AND KILL THAT CRAP.

 
At 12:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to have seen more of what happenedAFTER he pulled the roo up!!! OR if he even finished pulling the roo up the rest of the way. Would have liked more pics. =( Like a movie screenshot and no movie to go with it. =(

 
At 11:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh. My. God. I ddn't know there were snakes that viscious in Australia.

 
At 8:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is not a python but rather a venomous snake. I just can't tell which species.

 
At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The head is similar to a cobra's meaning it's in the colubrae family, REALLY venomous!

 
At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Air travel

 
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At 7:39 PM, Anonymous golfinggazza said...

I had my doubts and Prof Google helped out with this. Grows to 5.1 metres. The Amethystine (Scrub) Python (Morelia kinghorni, formerly M. amethistina),

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger SnakeQueen said...

Nice hope u left the snake alone

 
At 10:49 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

Wow, that's really neat. It's amazing how snakes have evolved!

 
At 3:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg that is soooooooo nasty!!!!!!!

 
At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dis-cus-ting!! that wuz freakin nasty!!

 
At 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ewwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what the hell!!!!! that was fucking discusting!!!!!!!

 
At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit, that was nasty!! i wonder what it's shit looks like

 
At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only thing i hav 2 say is DAMN!!

 
At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Trish said...

Did your mate take these photos? Trying to track down the owner of the pics.

It is a Scrub Python eating an Agile Wallaby.

Can you please let me know thanx.
webmaster@snakenurse.com.au

 
At 7:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wonder if monkeys enjoy racial slurs?

 
At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEESY bacon. dude.

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger carissa said...

thats the sickest thing!!!

 
At 1:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wats crakin bro..FUCK ME DEAD BRO omg bro wtf that is so scary iwonder at it would feel like to be eaten by a snakee. shyyt
laterss every1

 
At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is so discaosting why would u show that

 
At 2:21 AM, Blogger dghnfgj said...

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