A nearly 7-foot-long python was seen devouring a bird perched on a clothesline at a home in Queensland, Australia. The family residing at the home were horrified after they watched the reptile attack the bird.

According to media reports, the family called in experts after watching the python swallow its prey. Stuart McKenzie from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers arrived at the scene and snared the reptile as it hung on the outdoor. The snake had been lured to the spot by the family’s bird feeder – positioned directly above the clothesline.

McKenzie issued a warning to other homeowners to be careful feeding birds as snakes can get attracted and might enter home.

"This is definitely a warning to anyone who feeds wild birds in their yard," he said. "Please be aware that you may also cause snakes to come in after the birds and also encourage rats because of all the leftover seed"

"This Carpet Python was hanging out on the family's clothes line which acted as a bird feeder," he added. "It was only a matter of time until it got himself a nice feed of bird!"

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In another recent incident, a python was found devouring a bat in the backyard of a home in Queensland, Australia. The snake, a large carpet python, was found feasting on the bat in the backyard of the home. 

McKenzie was called to the scene during this incident as well and he stated the family had discovered the python "rolling around with the bat." He said the snake might have fallen off a tree after catching its meal.

“That’s how it often happens - the snake will be waiting in the tree and the bat will land, it’ll grab it and often they’ll both tumble out of the tree,” he said while adding, “They basically kamikaze out of tree.”

He said a staff member waited and captured the snake after it was done with its meal.

“If he tried to pick it up then, he might have tried to regurgitate it. Once it got right down into its gut, we try and carefully put them into the bag,”  McKenzie added.