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.