A shocked homeowner has captured the unbelievable moment a massive python slithered around their bathroom.
The huge 2.5m snake was spotted making itself comfortable inside the bathroom of a Karana Downs home near Brisbane on Wednesday.
Snake catcher Andrew was called to remove the invading reptile and said the residents did the right thing by locking it inside.
The huge 2.5metre snake was spotted making itself comfortable inside the bathroom of a Karana home in Queensland on Wednesday (pictured)
‘He made a bit of noise in the process knocking things over,’ he said.
He said the python was in the process of shedding skin and did not appreciate being interrupted.
‘When I arrived he was content coiled up in the bath and let me know he wasn’t happy about being disturbed,’ he said.
‘He was looking for somewhere dark to hide away.’
Andrew was able to remove the python from the home to the residents’ relief.
The snake catcher said the python was in the process of shedding its skin
Social media users were terrified at the sight and said that they would leave the house for the snake.
‘Nope… i would leave the house and snake can have it,’ someone wrote.
‘I’d be moving house,’ another agreed.
‘I think I would have burnt my house down,’ someone else commented.
‘Pack the bags. He can have the house,’ another comment read.
How to keep safe during snake season
– Remove any debris or woodpiles, cut back long grass and shrubbery, remove leaf litter and block any holes around the outside of your house that may look like a safe spot to hide
– Keep pests under control. Rodents are a good food source for snakes – less food means less snakes.
– Keep bird aviaries and chook pens secure, clean and free of rodents. Ensure you have a fine mesh or shade cloth around the outside of any aviary so our snake friends don’t get stuck in the wire.
– If possible, keep cats inside and snake avoidance training for dogs can literally be a life saver.
– Call a professional. Never attempt to catch or kill a snake. This is illegal and snakes are incredibly important to the local ecosystem.
SOURCE: Australian Geographic