A New South Wales mother faces her worst fear after a snake slithered into her house before hiding in her baby’s bed
- New South Wales mother saw snake crawling into house
- The diamond python installed in the baby’s bed
- Ordeal described as “the most terrifying encounter”
A mother has had the shock of her life after a snake slithered into her house and tried to hide in her baby’s bed.
Allirra Lovelock, a mother of four in New South Wales, has a ‘severe snake phobia’ and was faced with her fears on Monday.
Out of the corner of her eye, Ms Lovelock spotted a diamond python sneaking through the front door of her home in Bodalla – a small town on the state’s south coast – before entering the room where it sleeps his baby.
“Is anyone good with snakes?” I have a diamond python under my bed. And I’m absolutely afraid of snakes,” Ms Lovelock wrote on Facebook.
After spotting the snake, Ms Lovelock locked herself in the bathroom and screamed for help.
NSW mum Allirra Lovelock shared a photo of a crawling diamond python in her baby’s bed (pictured)
The mother-of-four (pictured) explained she suffered from a ‘severe snake phobia’ and cried for help until her neighbors came to the rescue and moved the reptile
“I saw him sneak out the front door, locked myself in the bathroom and screamed for help,” Ms Lovelock wrote on Facebook.
The young mother’s neighbors came to the rescue and found the huge python wrapped in her baby’s bed.
Mrs Lovelock’s baby was not in or near the bed when the snake moved towards the bed.
The scared mum shared a photo on Facebook showing the snake crawling on her baby’s mattress with the caption: “Crisis is over, lovely neighbors saved the day.”
She described the ordeal as “the most terrifying encounter” and explained that if she hadn’t seen the reptile enter the house, she wouldn’t have known which room it had entered.
Ms Lovelock said neighbors had moved the snake to a farm and her baby’s bed sheets had all been changed.
The mother’s neighbors and friends shared their own fears over the image, with many saying they would have reacted the same way.
“I would be too scared to sleep now after this,” one person wrote.
‘So I can’t do snakes, NO WAY!! yukkkkk’, another person commented.
‘Oh, that would freak me out too! I know they’re harmless, but when I had one in my driveway a long time ago, I had to call the neighbors,” said a third.
Others noted that the snake was “harmless” and was probably more afraid of her than her.
‘Awwww sweet Diamond Python! Harmless baby,” one person wrote.
“Poor little guy was probably more scared than you,” a second person commented.
Diamond pythons found along the New South Wales coast and in the northeast corner of Victoria. The species is not venomous and can measure between two and three meters in length.
Diamond pythons, scientifically known as Morelia spilota spilota, can measure between two and three meters in length.
The species is closely related to the carpet python and is black in color with diamond-shaped cream or yellow spots covering the entire length of its body.
Diamond pythons are found along the New South Wales coast and in the northeast corner of Victoria and are also commonly seen in Sydney suburbs which border the bush.
Like all pythons, the species is non-venomous and feeds on small mammals such as lizards and mice by wrapping itself around its prey and choking it.