WATCH: Snake makes a meal of cat in backyard

A BRISBANE snake catcher has captured the moment a carpet python performed its "magic disappearing act" of a neighbourhood cat on Tuesday morning.

Snake Out Brisbane owner and operator Janne Torkkola, a zoologist who has been operating for three years, said he got the call about 6.30am from some slightly "flustered" Sunnybank Hills residents after they found a python eating his breakfast.

"We got a call around 6.30am, we woke up and got told there was a python eating something in a backyard. By the time we got there, the cat was long dead," he said.

"They were obviously surprised and a little bit frightened. We did explain that it was probably a non-venomous carpet python but because it was out in the back yard eating a large item they were quite concerned and flustered by the situation.

"We got there and reassured everyone that it was non-venomous and it was not really dangerous to people so they were happy to sit there with us for a lot of the time while they were getting ready to go off to work."

More at the Brisbane Times


Maternity unit safe

Maternity unit safe

Promising future for Emerald maternity services

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Heart of event hasn't changed.

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

A Springsure local took to the road last Friday for a hay run.

Local Partners