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."

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