A python has been snapped making a meal of a wallaby in the Northern Territory, and the pictures are TERRIFYING.

The ABC reports that Paul O’Neill, a ranger at the Nitmiluk National Park near Katherine, was on patrol yesterday when he noticed a cacophony of bird noises coming from the nearby tourist visitor centre.

It turned out those birds had every right to make some noise, because they were watching an olive python attempting to swallow an agile wallaby joey.

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You’re not going to eat that, are you? Image: Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife (via Facebook)

 

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Your snake eyes are bigger than your belly, surely. Image: Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife (via Facebook)

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Well, that happened. Image: Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife (via Facebook)

Greg Smith from the Territory Wildlife Park told the ABC that the epic meal will sustain the snake well into the new year.

“Some snakes will start looking for food even if they are overweight and have just eaten,” he said, “but on average that meal would be sufficient to sustain that snake for at least three months.”

And you thought you ate too much this holiday season, right?