I have the priviledge of working on an Echo Estate and part of my job is to catch/rescue and relocate the reptiles found here. I got called one day to relocate an African (Brown) House Snake which was eating the local bird life. I responded to the call and found the snake in a hedge trying to catch a bird. It did eventually catch one and the force of the attack caused it to fall out of the hedge. It did not release the bird, even when impacting the ground, and proceeded to eat its meal. Enjoy the pics.