|Baby Carpet Python|
Though, since it happened during the night, I'm not absolutely sure it was caught in my garden. Perhaps the predator brought it in from somewhere else.
My desire for a cat curfew stands.
I've been brainstorming what to do about it and getting some snarky ideas. Put an electric current right around my yard, hire a trap from the Council and inject incomers with a gadget that will shock them when they come near my wire? I'm told this works with dogs who wear the gadget in their collars. OK, I realise this is the stuff of science fiction. I just wish that more cats were kept inside, or caged, at night.
The poor disarticulated carcass is lying on 1 cm graph paper, and so you can see that its full length might have been between 30 and 40 cm. Probably about six months old when it met its grisly fate.
I suspect a large kookaburra could easily eat a snake this size. But at least it would eat the whole animal. I don't think either a currawong (crow-like bird) or pacific bazza (raptor) or owl would tackle a snake. I certainly don't know of any animal other than a cat that would've torn it apart like that.