On 10 March 2014, a radio-tracked Australian scrub python (Simalia amethistina) made a predatory attack on a 64 kg sleeping woman. The snake was unsuccessful, but data from our radio-tracking programme suggest that predation attempts on oversized prey are not uncommon – even if they threaten the survival of the predator. We explore hypotheses about why snakes attempt to consume such large meals.
|Number of pages||4|
|Early online date||6 Oct 2020|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2021|
- Cape York
- feeding ecology
- Morelia kinghorni
- scrub python