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Snake devours flying fox at Clarkes Beach

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snake 2A reader has supplied dramatic images of a two-metre carpet python devouring a black flying fox at Clarkes Beach this week.

Sarah Schulien took the series of photographs on Wednesday morning as the snake took an hour to swallow its prey.

‘She must have fallen out of a tree when catching the bat,’ Sarah said.

‘When I joined the scene, the catch had already been dead. The snake coiled around while slowly devouring it wholly. It looked quite dramatic.

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