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Ever wanted to see a python eat a wallaby? You're in luck

If not, look away now.

Warning: Graphic Images

IF YOU LIKE wallabies, this post is not for you.

Paul O’Neill, a ranger at Nitmiluk National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory, recently captured a series of images showing an olive python eating a wallaby.

Greg Smith, who works at the park, said a wallaby is “about the biggest prey item” the python could eat.

That wallaby would take about 5 to 7 days to digest completely and the snake would go and hide for at least a month.

WOW! The not so agile Agile Wallaby! - Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife | Facebook Source: Facebook

WOW! The not so agile Agile Wallaby! - Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife | Facebook Source: Facebook

WOW! The not so agile Agile Wallaby! - Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife | Facebook Source: Facebook

WOW! The not so agile Agile Wallaby! - Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife | Facebook Source: Facebook

Smith said the snake is of medium build and would probably start to hunt for more food within 4 to 8 weeks.

“From past experience with breeding and dealing with hundreds of snakes, they have different appetites. Some snakes will start looking for food even if they are overweight and have just eaten, but on average that meal would be sufficient to sustain that snake for at least 3 months,” he added.

WOW! The not so agile Agile Wallaby! - Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife | Facebook Source: Facebook

WOW! The not so agile Agile Wallaby! - Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife | Facebook Source: Facebook

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