Don’t Mess With My Baby
It was like watching a scene right out of a horror flick. The snake had coiled around the baby, and each time it contracted, it crushed it even more. The woman recording the chilling scenario just stood there in shock, unable to believe her eyes. But, it didn’t take long for the snake to learn that this meal was going to leave it with a lot more problems than simple indigestion. This python had messed with the wrong baby possum.
The Island Of Terror
If it hadn’t been for Christine Birch Williams, who lives in Mackay, Queensland in Northeastern Australia, this stunning encounter would have never been seen by the world. Now, Australia is known for having an array of exotic animals, many of whom are poisonous or are a threat to people. But Australians have learned to co-exist with these dangerous creatures in the land down under. Christine didn’t mind being surrounded by a bunch of animals that slithered.
Slithery And Uninvited
Although Mackay is certainly an urbanized modern city, certain creatures will still find a way to pop up in people’s yards at any given time. It’s possible that this is because the city is located on the Pioneer River, which has a number of wildlife roaming around the area. Despite knowing what to expect from the area where she was living, Christine couldn’t stop herself from being jumpy the moment she noticed that there was an uninvited visitor hanging in her yard: a carpet python.
Uninvited But Not Unwelcome
It’s known as the diamond python, Morelia spilota, or carpet python, and one of the largest snakes living in South Pacific islands like Australia, and New Guinea. It eats small animals like lizards and birds, but will constrict prey that are too big. It’s not uncommon to find these creatures slithering in urban zones because they’re usually quite docile and help keep the pest population in check. So, when Christine saw that a python was residing in her yard, she didn’t really bat an eyelash—but one night changed everything.
In 2015, Christine was about to hit the hay, but first she made sure all the lights in the house were off. Then, she noticed something was moving outside by the back door. When she took a closer look, she noticed a python slithering around the clay tiles as if it were hunting. Then Christine noticed a female possum with a baby possum riding on top of her. In an instant, the snake jumped and snatched the baby possum, and this left Christine frozen in terror.