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Photographer Captures A Snake Swallowing A Possum Whole (3 pics)

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A 1.4 metre suspected carpet python was spotted dangling upside down eating a possum as tourists looked on amazed. The snake managed to get the whole thing down and it was a truly awe inspiring yet terrifying sight.

1 Photographer Captures A Snake Swallowing A Possum Whole (3 pics)


2 Photographer Captures A Snake Swallowing A Possum Whole (3 pics)


3 Photographer Captures A Snake Swallowing A Possum Whole (3 pics)


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№1 Author: Bruce Burbank (3 Mar 2017 06:17) Total user comments: 344


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Not quite sure what that animal is, AC, but it's definitely not a possum. Opossums are not even half the size of that thing in the pictures.
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№2 Author: Iguana (3 Mar 2017 11:41) Total user comments: 617


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Quote: Bruce Burbank
Not quite sure what that animal is, AC, but it's definitely not a possum. Opossums are not even half the size of that thing in the pictures.


And the opossum has hairless tail.
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№3 Author: Nick1090 (3 Mar 2017 11:42) Total user comments: 1256


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Quote: Bruce Burbank
Not quite sure what that animal is, AC, but it's definitely not a possum. Opossums are not even half the size of that thing in the pictures.

No real points of reference, but the possums here in NZ appear to be that big.
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№4 Author: EnderWiggin (4 Mar 2017 01:36) Total user comments: 375


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Not to be confused with an opossum.

Quote: Bruce Burbank
Not quite sure what that animal is, AC, but it's definitely not a possum. Opossums are not even half the size of that thing in the pictures.


Most definitely a possum. You are confusing the Ringtailed Possum from Australia with it's North American counter part the Common Opossum or Virginia Opossum. All of which are marsupials; the latter being the only North American variety.
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№5 Author: Bruce Burbank (5 Mar 2017 00:12) Total user comments: 344


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Quote: EnderWiggin

Most definitely a possum. You are confusing the Ringtailed Possum from Australia with it's North American counter part the Common Opossum or Virginia Opossum. All of which are marsupials; the latter being the only North American variety.


Nice catch, EnderWiggin. Thanks for setting us straight.
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