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Kununurra man Ben Lucas captures moment monster olive python attacks chicken in WA’s Kimberley




Residents in WA’s Kimberley region got a shock overnight when an olive python — one of Australia’s largest snakes — launched at their pet chook for a late-night snack.

Suffocating its meal about 9.30pm, Kununurra man Ben Lucas was called to a friend’s house to catch and relocate the constrictor.

With small children and other chickens at the house, Mr Lucas said his friends were thankful he took the more than 3m serpent 10km out of the northern township in a doona cover.

“The homeowner was actually bitten by a large olive python — maybe the same one — last week when he tried to remove it himself,” he said.

Captured in terrifying footage on the lawn under a children’s trampoline, the…

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