Red-bellied black snake found in Maleny, Queensland removed by Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers

House guest’s shock after discovering a MASSIVE red-bellied black snake in her friend’s loungeroom

  • A large red belly was found curled behind a floor lamp in a Queensland home
  • Snake catcher Stu McKenzie said it was the largest snake he’s caught recently
  • Video shows the placid snake behind pulled out from behind the floor lamp
  • Mr McKenzie urged homeowners to call a professional if they find a snake inside

Two women prepping for a girls day in were shocked to find a massive red-bellied black snake curled up behind a floor lamp in a living room.

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers owner Stu McKenzie was called to a home in Maleny, about 90km north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, on Wednesday after a guest at the home discovered the snake.

Video shows Mr McKenzie pulling the snake out from behind the lamp before releasing it into the bush.

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers owner Stu McKenzie was called to remove a large red-bellied black snake from a home in Maleny, Queensland (pictured, Mr McKenzie with the snake)

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers owner Stu McKenzie was called to remove a large red-bellied black snake from a home in Maleny, Queensland (pictured, Mr McKenzie with the snake)

‘It’s one of the biggest red bellies I’ve caught in a long time, if not ever,’ he said.

Mr McKenzie said the snake was between eight and 10 years old and noted large red-bellied black snakes aren’t often seen inside homes. 

He added the snake was fairly placid throughout the rescue. 

The snake had curled itself up in the living room, behind a floor lamp, when it was discovered (pictured, Mr McKenzie pulling the snake from behind the lamp)

The snake had curled itself up in the living room, behind a floor lamp, when it was discovered (pictured, Mr McKenzie pulling the snake from behind the lamp)

‘What a beautiful snake this was! Notice how the snake was so calm and didn’t feel threatened at all,’ he said.

‘The red belly was looking for a way out and ended up curling up in the corner of the room for an easy catch.’ 

Mr McKenzie urged anyone with a snake inside their home to contact a professional rather than try to catch it themselves, especially as drier weather sees more snakes head for the indoors.

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