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    The sleek snakes are infamous for being able to swallow huge four-legged animals, occasionally attempting to eat whole deer or cattle.  

    A carpet python in Australia tried to eat a huge, furry possum while hanging upside down from a roof. The snake grabbed the chubby marsupial by its head and hung it in the air while trying to devour it.

    But the greedy snake was forced to admit defeat as its dinner turned out too heavy to hold on to.

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