An Australian woman submitted stunning photographs of a python killing and eating a chicken in her Cairns yard to Cairns.com.au on Tuesday.
Public relations consultant Sarah Fraser told the site that "never in her wildest dreams" did she expect to see pythons at her home in a residential suburb.
The snake entered both her house and her chicken pen, Cairns.com.au reported.
"The photos are pretty gruesome with the snake killing and eating our chook," Fraser told The Cairns Post. "After its first unsuccessful attempt to catch one of the chooks, the snake had a mouth full of feathers."