Centre for Fortean Zoology Australia: A Christmas (Beetle). It never really feels like Christmas until you have a few of these buzzing on the fly screens. They are the true sign that Christmas is just around the corner.
This is the frog-legged leaf beetle (Sagra buqueti), and there& a good chance those gigantic gams are his weapons. Found in the jungles of Southeast Asia, this brightly coloured, iridescent species can grow up to 5 cm long.
An Australian olive Python pulling up it's wallaby meal. Olive pythons can grow up to lengths of 4 metres, and sometimes exceed that. They are Australia's second largest snake, coming behind the amethystine or "scrub" Python.