Snake spotted eating bird while hanging from telegraph pole

'That is one way to get rid of those noisy currawongs,' viewer says

Zamira Rahim
Saturday 23 February 2019 12:32
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The snake was filmed capturing the currawong
The snake was filmed capturing the currawong

Video of a snake methodically capturing and killing a large bird while dangling from a telegraph pole has delighted and appalled viewers in equal measure.

Footage of the reptile devouring the creature was shared widely online aafter it was posted to an Australian town's community Facebook page.

"Never seen this before...python trying to eat a currawong on our antenna," Cathy Gill wrote, when she published the clip on Kingscliff Happenings.

A longer video shared by 9 News shows the snake completely wrapping its body around the bird.

Some viewers said the clip was "awful" and that they "couldn't look", but others were left wondering whether the currawong had managed to escape.

"Did it eat the bird or did it get away?" Aaron Smith asked in the comments underneath the clip.

"It ate it," Ms Gill replied.

Other commenters were less sympathetic to the bird's plight.

"That is one way to get rid of those noisy currawongs," Malcom Cameron wrote, while Terri Booth said the clip was "awesome.... Hate those birds more than snakes!!!"

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Pied Currawongs are found throughout eastern Australia according to The Australian Museum.

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