Last week, a resident of Port Macquarie North Shore captured this incredible image of a diamond python choking a rainbow lorikeet. The python, which Tim and Jo Morgan have given the name Cuddles, frequently stops by their house.
According to Jo, the python stays out near their house and takes advantage of any chance to eat.
She replied, “She (Cuddles) knows that birds will often splash about in the water when it rains or mist pools in our gutters. But looking at this image truly helps you understand how they eat and how skilled they are at capturing their prey.
“You could have reached out and touched the python, but we thought better of it. According to what I’ve learned, the python will emerge from its sporadic hibernation on mild winter days and eat a bite before retiring for the night.
It’s been around our house for years and has actually assisted in lowering the number of rats and mice living there as well.