Caught in the ssssss corner: older woman trying to go to the toilet gets the shock of her life when a huge SNAKE sticks his head out of the water
- An elderly Brisbane woman found a 1.52m python in her toilet late at night
- Snake catcher said the woman was in shock when he arrived at her home
- There has been an increase in the number of calls to snake catchers due to closure law
An elderly woman was shocked when she went to the bathroom in the middle of the night and found a carpet python.
The woman called snakes to her home in Wynnum West, east Brisbane, last month to rescue the 1.52m long carpet python.
Bryce Lockett, from Snake Catchers Ipswich, Brisbane, Logan, and Gold Coast, said the woman was shocked when he got to her home.
The woman called snakes to her home in Wynnum West, east Brisbane, to rescue the 1.52m carpet python last month
“He was probably looking for food,” he said Courier post.
“I flushed the toilet a few times and it came out. I wanted to make a video, but it started to move, so I had to act quickly. ‘
Mr. Lockett fished the hose from the toilet and released it into the nearby bushland.
He said he believes the snake entered the house through a broken pipe.
Mr. Lockett said there has been an increase in home visits during the coronavirus pandemic.
He now takes an average of six calls a day.
“More and more people are at home, so they have more time to spot snakes in their backyard or around the house,” he said.
Bryce Lockett, from Snake Catchers Ipswich, Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast, said the woman was in shock when he got to her home
WHAT IS A CARPET PYTHON?
Carpet pythons are medium sized pythons that can grow up to 3.6 m long.
The average adult carpet python is 2.5 m long and is the largest snake found in South East Queensland.
They usually eat a variety of birds and mammals and are not poisonous to humans.
However, a human bite by a carpet python can still cause damage, including deep puncture wounds.
Typically carpet pythons like to live in above-ground areas such as roofs or cavity walls.
But they have also been found in shrubs.