Video captures snake eating bird on Coochiemudlo Island

PYTHON: Lisa Hodgson captured a video of a carpet python eating a bird while hanging from a roof.

PYTHON: Lisa Hodgson captured a video of a carpet python eating a bird while hanging from a roof.

COOCHIEMUDLO Island resident Lisa Hodgson has captured video of a carpet python eating a bird while hanging from a gutter.

Ms Hodgson said snakes were quite a common sight on the roof of her neighbour’s house.

Snake on Coochiemudlo Island by Lisa Hodgson

They seemed to be attracted to the birds that drank water from the gutter.

Ms Hodgson said the snake was eating a rainbow lorikeet.

“It was hanging from the gutter for about an hour,” she said.

CAUGHT: Melanie Neumann called in a snake catcher recently when she spotted a snake wrapped on her gate, quite high up on a balcony on her house at Wellington Point. Photo: Melanie Neumann

CAUGHT: Melanie Neumann called in a snake catcher recently when she spotted a snake wrapped on her gate, quite high up on a balcony on her house at Wellington Point. Photo: Melanie Neumann

“It was seemed to be using gravity to help it digest the bird.”

Ms Hodgson said after an hour, the python slithered onto the roof.

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