Unsure of why their bathroom got flooded, couple finds HUGE python trapped in tiny hole in floor – before gently removing it
- Queensland couple get the shock of their lives after discovering a giant python
- The terrified homeowners found their bathroom flooded during a shower
- The six-foot reptile had slipped into their bathroom drain and was trapped
- Professional snake handler was called to Tarragindi’s property to remove the hose
A Queensland couple is left shocked after discovering a massive six-foot python in their bathroom drain.
The terrified homeowners discovered the intruder after their bathroom started to flood during a rainstorm.
When the couple began to investigate what might be blocking the drain, they noticed an eye staring at them from the small hole in the floor.
Queensland couple got the shock of their lives after discovering a six-foot python in their bathroom drain
Professional snake handler Bryce van Snake Catchers Brisbane and Gold Coast was called to Tarragindi Estate, south of Brisbane, to remove the hose.
Images showed the moment when the hoses were carefully removed from the small drain on the bathroom floor.
“Okay, I’m going back a bit,” says a man as the snake takes in its new surroundings.
Terrified homeowners discovered scaly intruder after their bathroom flooded during a shower
“This was not what I expected, but I’m glad it’s okay,” says one woman.
The incredible footage has received hundreds of comments from social media users, some of whom describe it as their ‘worst nightmare’.
“Real fear for me … that’s why I always keep a heavy bath mat over my bathroom drain,” said one user.
“Now cement my sewage,” joked another.
Others wondered how the snake managed to get into the tight spot, one suggested the python had entered a runoff from the footpath.
Another said the hose may have slipped in due to a break in the drain line or an inspection hole cover.
Amazing footage from the removal shows the python bursting up from the tiny hole and quickly sliding across the bathroom floor.
Others said the video made them think twice about visiting Australia.
‘Australia is not okay. Leave this island to the animals, ”said one user.
‘Go to Australia, they say, it will be fun, you will love it. No, that’s okay, ”said another.
Residents of New South Wales and South East Queensland have been warned to be extra vigilant for snakes seeking higher and drier ground after the floods.
The wet conditions have prompted the cold-blooded reptiles to seek safety in residents’ homes and are often found in rafters, sheds and backyards.
How to Stay Safe During Snake Season
Remove any dirt or wood piles, prune long grass and shrubs, remove leaf litter and block holes on the outside of your home that could look like a safe place to hide
Keep pests under control. Rodents are a good food source for snakes – less food means fewer snakes
Keep aviaries and chook houses safe, clean, and rodent-free. Make sure you have a fine mesh or shade cloth around the outside of an aviary so our snake friends don’t get caught in the wire
Keep cats indoors if possible, and snake avoidance training for dogs can literally be a life saver
Call a professional. Never try to catch or kill a snake. This is illegal and snakes are incredibly important to the local ecosystem
Source: Australian Geographic