THIS possum reacted as any mother would after a python snatched her baby joey from her back, as the fight for life unfolded in a Queensland backyard.
Christine Birch Williams said the carpet python had been living in the courtyard of her property for quite some time, before trying to make a meal of the wandering possum’s baby, the Sunshine Coast Daily reports.
But the possum’s mother wasn’t going to let that happen, biting and scratching at the snake with the full force of her rage as the python tried to squeeze the life out of her offspring.
A debate has since raged among commenters on whether the resident should have intervened to save the possum instead of taking photos, or was it right to let nature take its course.
“As hard as this would be to watch … this is all a part of nature,” Mr McKenzie said.
“What would you do if you were there at the time? .