Goanna makes light lunch of Pilbara python

Tom ZaunmayrNorth West Telegraph
VideoThis young python out in the open stood little chance after a goanna decided it would make a good snack

A snake and goanna have been caught on camera locked in a life-or-death battle in the Pilbara.

Fly-in, fly-out worker Cory Downes filmed the tussle near Newman and posted it to Instagram this morning.

In the video, the goanna can be seen calculating how to grab the young python before lunging right for the head.

A python and goanna fight to the death in the Pilbara
Camera IconA python and goanna fight to the death in the Pilbara Credit: Cory Downes/@Corycocopops

After 20 seconds of thrashing about the python attempts to coil around the goanna’s mouth to no avail.

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When asked on his page who won, Downes simply replied “not the baby python”.

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