Python pulling a roo out of the water at Karijini NP WA

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When I was at Karijini NP last year I was a photo at the visitor centre of a giant python pulling a dead roo out of the water hole. Is that a true photo? If so, does anyone know if there a photo on the net somewhere.
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Reply By: wato35 - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 13:37

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 13:37
Oop's should be "saw a photo", not "was a photo".
Silly me.
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Reply By: Member -Tukka (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 13:54

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 13:54
yeh wato thats a true photo. I had it on file once upon a time but wouldnt have a clue now.
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Reply By: Member -Tukka (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 13:56

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Follow Up By: Member -Tukka (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 13:57

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 13:57
This one??
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Follow Up By: wato35 - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 14:03

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 14:03
Thanks for that, it is very big!

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Follow Up By: Member - Neville & Sally C (VI - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 14:27

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 14:27
Hi you 2,
Yes, it's a big snake and a hungry one at that. Did you see the picture of the python which was on this forum a couple of months ago. It looked like he'd eaten this bloke and the roo as well.
It was under the heading "Wouldn't want this to come trough camp".
Makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
Take care, safe travels.
Bye Sally.
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Follow Up By: Member -Tukka (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 15:59

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 15:59
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 20:31

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 20:31
tukkas photo is in indonesia the animal was probably over 40 yrs old
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 22:25

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 22:25
That top photos is brilliant.
What brand of snake is it??

As for the second one from Indonesia??
I said it last time it was posted, poor bloody thing what a travesty to kill such a magnificent creature.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boeing (PER) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 01:18

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 01:18
John, Hopefully, MR K Rudd will realise that his ETS is a heap of rubbish unless they stop the Indo's and rain forrest people from using these areas for farming.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:07

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:07
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as opposed to us Austraians who have already flattened most of our bush for farming
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 14:58

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 14:58
John,
My money is on >>

Pilbara Olive Python

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 17:13

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 17:13
Thanks Ed
Looks like it, what a stunning creature.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 02:36

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 02:36
olive python, pilbara water python is smaller
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 03:21

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 03:21
Stuart,
Who mentioned water python?

Did you open the link?

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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 14:27

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 14:27
I believe that photo is unadulerated.

It certainly made me keep an extra eye out when I was walking the gorges.

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Reply By: Member - mazcan - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 14:32

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 14:32
hi
yes it's actually employed by calm to keep the gorge pools clean for us tourist to swim in ?????
a live pool cleaner
serious !!!!
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Follow Up By: Member -Tukka (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 16:00

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 16:00
i think he would be cleaning out the tourist so the locals could keep swimming lol
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 19:22

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I think if I came across him while swimming there would suddenly be a large colony of E Coli in the water. Which would make it 'unclean'.
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Follow Up By: Member -Tukka (WA) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:02

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lol Yes E coli would raise the turbidity and bacto in the water
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Reply By: Muntoo - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 21:26

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 21:26
If i remember correctly, it was actually a little joey (new born), not a normal sized roo or wallaby. But still its an awesome photo.
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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 21:56

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 21:56
I've seen a series of photos from a tropical rainforest location where a dozer drive was eaten by a huge python. A colleauge on another dozer battled the snake with the D7 and managed to kill it. Photos are too graphic for a family site but it was one huge snake. I'm only worried about man eating spiders myself LOL.

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Reply By: Wilko - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 22:13

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 22:13
My Boss is heading to Mongolia for work in 10 days. He was googling where he going and what he'd have to put up against. This is what he found


Time for some danger money lol

Mongolian Death worm

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Follow Up By: Chris & Sue (Briz Vegas) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 09:11

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G'day Wilko,

Mongolian Death Worm: "...kills people by spitting concentrated acid or shooting lightning from its rectum over long distances, ..."

I'd warn your boss to stay away from the local curries!

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Follow Up By: Member - Neville & Sally C (VI - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 15:21

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 15:21
HI Wilco,
Don't get on the wrong side of your boss!,you might get sent instead.
As for the other Indonesian python, I wondered at the time and still do wonder if he was pinching stock or even kids from the villages and had to go.
As for the one in Karrinjini..........He's sure got one hell of a grip, but I reckon he's going to choak on it.
We wonder if he swallows it whilst hanging upside down or does he pull it up level with him then swallows it? I don't know if snakes can back back?
Surely Mick, someone didn't stand there and take photo's while the person was being swallowed!!! I'd of least grabbed a chain saw and sliced behind the buldge, poor bugga. There may have been a slight chance of saving him wouldn't there?
The pig eating python looks like he's in for some bad Indigestion. I can't stand the sight of any of them.
Take care,safe travels.
Bye Sally.
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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 23:43

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 23:43
I read about this python some time ago. Apparently some army blokes found this one hooked up on an electric fence. It must have been crawling under and copped an electric spike and bit back thus hooking up on the fence. From there it was stuck getting a zap on a regular basis. It was reported to be in a very unhappy mood.

The army guys bypassed the voltage, cut the wires and released the snake and then made good the fenceline again. When the reported their actions to the station owner he was furious. The station owner had been hunting this one for a while as it kept killing his live stock.

Well it made a good story - not sure how true or what country.

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Follow Up By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 23:45

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 23:45
Oh yeah the images.



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Follow Up By: Member - Nathan & Lyndsey (WA) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 06:54

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How am I supposed to sleep after seeing that ???
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 09:34

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 09:34
There are many pythons:

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