A snake with eyes bigger than its stomach has been filmed struggling to eat a possum found on the side of the road, according to Yahoo News. The incredible vision believed to have been shot in Australia, shows the hungry reptile dragging the lifeless body of the possum along the gutter of a street.
The snake gets into ‘suck it down’ position to try to eat the possum. The snake that is clearly keen to devour its Christmas feast unhinges its jaws in an attempt to eat its kill. “He’s getting in to suck it down position,” the person filming the incident says as the snake stretches out in front of the dead marsupial.
“I’ve never seen this before.” Another person watching on says that the snake had been “fooling around” with the possum before and had “let it go” before starting to eat it again. After writhing around and angling itself in various positions, the snake wrapped itself around the possum in preparation for its feast.
The incredible encounter has been viewed more than 9,000 times since it was uploaded to YouTube by NerdENerd on Boxing Day. Here are some other incredibly close encounters with snakes that have been caught on camera.