However, the host and her 25 guests were interrupted as they were eating by a greedy python that had decided to wolf down an entire kangaroo outside.

Everybody dutifully trooped outside to witness the spectacle, and then went back inside to finish their meal.

They returned later on to see what had happened, but both of the animals had gone.

Speaking to NT News, Ms de Beer explained that this wasn’t the first time a python had given her grief.

“There are a lot of kangaroos around here, and snakes too,” she said. “Last year, I had a baby goat and a snake ate it under my home.”

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