A snake catcher filmed the incredible moment a python devoured a family’s pet chicken inside their shed.
Snake catcher Tony Harrison told Yahoo7 that the snake was so large it could have been ‘knocking off’ a chicken every week.
The family believe the python is responsible for at least one other missing chicken, he said.
A snake catcher filmed the moments he was tasked with relocating a python that had already half ingested a pet chicken inside of a family shed
‘There was a second one in the barn too but he was mainly eating rats and mice so the homeowner asked that we leave him alone,’ he told the publication.
The video shows Mr Harrison enter the family shed in the dead of night to find the two metre python already in the process of eating the whole chicken.
He he gets in for a closer look the snake seems to tighten its grip on its dinner.
‘Unfortunately I’ve got two options, to sit here and let him get that down or I touch him and re regurgitates it,’ Mr Harrison said.
The snake had already eaten one chicken and it returned to feed on the family’s pet chicken
‘It’s one hell of a feed’
‘I’ll let him get it down then take him and release him’
The snake finished consuming the chicken in less than 30 minutes.
Mr Harrison took advantage of the fact the snake was lethargic after digesting the chicken before removing it from the shed.
Gold Coast and Brisbane snake Catchers told Daily Mail Australia the family was upset because the chicken happened to be a family pet.
Meanwhile social media users shared their opinions on the video.
‘I just feed my 3 snakes tonight, they really enjoyed their frozen thawed rats! Now that fella there is really enjoying his meal tonight as well,’ one social media user wrote on the video.
‘I normally eat half a chicken from Charcoal Chickens. This snake is just plain greedy,’ another added jokingly.
‘Always amazes me,’ a third added.
Snake catcher Troy Harrison (pictured) let the snake finish its meal before he restrained it and safely relocated it away from the family’s home