A Queensland, Australia, family was shocked to see a huge carpet python eating a parrot alive while hanging from the roof of their verandah. Several photos of the massive snake devouring the bird were shared online.

One of the photos was shared by local wildlife group, Brisbane Snake Catchers, on their Facebook page. The photo showed the hungry python having its meal before slithering back into the roof of the Brisbane home.

The group said that the snake was a wild coastal carpet python which is non-venomous, however, a bite could still do considerable damage to humans.

The image on Facebook made several social media users upset. “I know they have to eat, I would of [sic]preferred a couple of pigeons to be eaten, then [sic] that beautiful parrot. It is the law of the wild of survival. Such a beautiful snake," one user wrote.

Some justified the killing of the bird, writing: “Law of the jungle, unfortunately, we all have to eat."

Wild coastal carpet pythons are the largest snake species that can be found in the Brisbane and Ipswich areas.

Recently, there have been several python sightings in the Brisbane area. Last week, a huge python was found slithering out of a bathroom light at a home. The 5-foot-long snake was spotted by two kids who were brushing their teeth before bed. The youngsters were horrified when they saw the python dangling from the ceiling. Snake catcher Bryce Lockett was called to remove the reptile from the bathroom.

Late last month, a massive carpet python greeted some people playing a game of pool at a home in Beachmere, north of Brisbane. Brisbane Snake Catchers arrived at the residency to retrieve the python found in a corner pocket of the pool table.

“When you’re having a casual game of pool with your mates and this snake pops up to greet you with a cheeky grin,” the snake-catching service captioned a photo on its Facebook page at the time. “Make sure you check your pool table pockets before sticking your hand in.”

This representational image shows a python on a tree inside his enclosure at the Dhupguri snake park in India, Feb. 8, 2006. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri