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Python Photographed Eating A Possum

Australia is trying to kill you.

01/03/2017 10:28 AM AEDT | Updated 03/03/2017 11:49 AM AEDT

A carpet python has been pictured devouring a ringtail possum in Byron Bay.

The images were captured by Michelle and Simone Hunjak when they were walking back from Byron Bay's famous lighthouse, Channel 9 reports.

It sounds like the pair were pretty lucky (or unlucky?!) to have spotted the python feeding as the species are usually known to eat their prey after dark.

"Carpet pythons can normally be seen feeding after dark. They primarily eat mammals and birds, although smaller pythons prefer to eat lizards," Australia Zoo said.

"The carpet python has heat sensitive pits on their upper and lower lips, which help them detect the body heat of their prey." Oh God, we're off to cool down.

Supplied: Simone and Michelle Hunjak
It's going be hard to snake off seeing this.

Supplied: Simone and Michelle Hunjak
First we were scared, now we're hissterical.

Supplied: Simone and Michelle Hunjak
'Nothing to see here guys, just having some breakfast.'

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