I love the kookaburras which visit the Jacaranda tree out the back and finally got a photo of them laughing it up... usually they've finished by the time I get out there and I'm left not getting the joke. So when I heard a bit of chuckle yesterday morning I was at the window in record time and got to see this...
...poor little snake (because this particular kooka was fairly small) desperately trying to escape that vice-like beak. It eventually expired but while I wasn't looking bird and reptile disappeared. OK, I wasn't really that sorry for the snake as I couldn't help wondering where he got it.
As an added bonus, another chuckle (obviously, you can't laugh it up too much with your beak full) and a different bird had a ?skink? Not sure, could be a gecko but we do have a lot of skinks around here. I did actually feel for it though.
This guy dropped in the other day for after noon tea, common green tree snake, looked a bit taken aback to find me looking at him.
It finally disappeared back into the tree and I've not seen it again.