Not often you snap a cow chewing on a snake, but this year, maybe it's not so weird.
A man travelling to work has captured an unusual scene of a cow chewing on a woma python in the Northern Territory.
Mr Gertz first thought the cow was chewing on a bone before realizing the bovine was snacking on the scaly meal and he said the cow was noticeably unaware there was anything unusual about her meal.
"I seen something hanging out of its mouth and I didn't really know what it was until I got closer and then I realised it's a woma (python)," Mr Gertz said.
"There's a photo where you can see where the cow has chewed it down to the back bone.
I'm not sure how the snake would have ended up in the cow's mouth, there had been some rain ahead of us and I could see no tracks in the sand and road, so it wouldn't be that the snake was hit by a car and picked up on the road by the cow," Mr Gertz said.
"It could have bitten the cow's tongue, that could have been a possibility.
"I showed my boss and the locals where I was going to, and most of them have lived in the Territory for years around cattle, and they haven't seen anything like it before."
I love all the theories that Mr. Gertz gave.
“Hmm. Well I’m not expert but I’d say that the cow..... bit the snake.... because.... the snake bit the cow... on the tongue?”
Ah, the classic tale born out right before our very eyes. What comes first, the cow tongue bite or the snake in the mouth? Like history before us, we might never know.
If that cow really is just sucking on the snake because there’s a drought, you gotta think one of two things.
1. That’s the smartest cow in the history of the world. Think about it for a moment. That cow doesn’t get to watch Survivor shows like a bovine/human hybrid version of Tommy Smokes and an Australian Holstein Friesians, which are a breed of dairy cattle originating from the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Friesland, and Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany. They are known as the world's highest-production dairy animals. So how would he OR SHE know to eat that snake blood?
2. Regrettably I can’t give you a second thing because each cow is entitled to its own hydration proclivities. May a thousand blossoms bloom as far as I’m concerned but I ain’t gonna spend anymore time on it. Because in the meantime, every 90 days a person in North Queensland is torn to pieces by a crocodile.