Our nature and its creatures are really a great wonder. Rough weather can bring all sorts of surprises, from flooding to power outages. But heavy rain in Australia can be especially dangerous - like 10 poisonous toads riding a python dangerous.
Paul Mock, of Kununurra in the far north of Western Australia, filmed the bizarre sight after a heavy thunderstorm on Sunday night. When he spotted this 11-foot python "moving across the grass at full speed" with 10 cane toads riding on his back. The python seems smart enough not to have tried to eat his passengers - cane toads carry a deadly toxin which can threaten even larger species like snakes, lizards and crocodiles.
Paul and Anne Mock were at home with their daughters in the remote Western Australian town of Kununurra, when a large storm dumped almost 70mm of rain into their dam. The animals were trying to escape an overflowing dam on the Mocks’ property when the toads came up with the novel form of transport.
Brother of the Mocks, Andrew Mock tweeted a photo of the unusual sight Monday with the caption, "68mm just fell in the last hour at Kununurra. Flushed all the cane toads out of my brother’s dam. Some of them took the easy way out - hitching a ride on the back of a 3.5m python."
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