Amazing moment, a two-meter python devours a tough frog's mouth when it hangs on a roof – but the reptile bit more than he could chew
- A two-meter-long python swallows a tawny tadpole in a great video
- Nicola Moore saw the snake have breakfast while drinking her morning coffee
- The reptile was a meter above her when she saw that feathers were falling
A two-meter snake attempting to swallow a large, tough frogbill bird has been captured in a stunning video.
The yellow diamond python hung from the roof of a porch as he tried to stuff the squat bird into his mouth.
Nicola Moore, from the north coast of NSW, slurped her morning coffee when she looked up and saw how the reptile tried to eat breakfast.
& # 39; I stood up for a quiet morning cup in the back gallery and saw some feathers lying around & # 39 ;, Moore wrote on Facebook.
& # 39; I looked up and this was a meter from my head! Thank goodness this two meter long snake had already taken breakfast.
& # 39; The python is sneaking on a sleeping, tawny frog mouth and wrapping its body around it to strangle it.
& # 39; Then he put his entire mouth above the bird's head, dislocating his jaw. & # 39;
The python swallowed more of the bird in a few hours and eventually he fell to the lawn while struggling to swallow the wings.
& # 39; Eventually it gave up, and regurgitated the whole bird that is now lying dead on our back lawn, & # 39; said Moore.
Good morning, Mr Python! Nicola Moore, from the north coast of NSW, sipped her morning coffee when she looked up and saw a python trying to have breakfast
The wings of Tawny Frogmouth range from 65 centimeters to 98 centimeters.
The nocturnal birds are often confused with owls, although they are a distinct species.
Frogmouths prefer to catch the prey with their mouths, while owls catch their prey.
They occur on mainland Australia and Tasmania.
Tawny frogmouths are nocturnal birds that occur everywhere on the Australian mainland and Tasmania. They are often confused with owls but are a separate species (stock image)
Diamond pythons are non-toxic snakes that grow to an average length of two meters but can reach up to four meters.
The ambush predator feasts primarily on small birds, possums, fruit bats and rodents.
They often live in Indonesia and throughout Australia close to human settlements where rodent eating becomes a useful task.