What a frightened cat! A tense moment a huge python called ‘Mr Sniffles’ is standing in front of a terrified pet while the snake tries to make its way through a sliding door
- Shivering images show a carpet python trying to reach an anxious cat
- The video was filmed from a home in Indooroopilly, Brisbane
- The images show how the cat moves away from the door while the python raises its head
A huge python was caught trying to slide through a sliding door while being watched by a terrified cat.
The video was filmed from a home in Indooroopilly, Brisbane.
The snake – nicknamed “Mr. Sniffles” – was seen lifting his head as he tried to get through the door as the frightened cat left in footage shared with Reddit by the pet’s owner.
The video drew over a hundred responses from terrified Brisbane residents who wanted to know where exactly the images were captured so they could avoid the area
He said he came home and let his cat eat before he heard the snake hissing and scrambling to get his pet inside.
The video drew more than a hundred responses from terrified residents of Brisbane who wanted to know where exactly the images were captured so that they could avoid the area.
“Personally, I wouldn’t let that glass door open quickly (and rely on the screen door), and I’d check all the windows well,” one person wrote.
A snake catcher from Brisbane told Daily Mail Australia that the snake was a common carpet python and “very common” in southeast Queensland during the summer rains.
Janne Torkkola, owner of Snake Out Brisbane, said the summer is ‘fairly constant’ for them, with around 50 callouts every month during the warmer weather.
“Lateummer and autumn is the breeding season, so both adults and baby snakes keep us busy this time of year, “he said.
The carpet python raises its head as it tries to reach the frightened cat hiding behind a glass door
“Frankly, most snakes cause no damage or threat and can be left safely alone, especially when they are outside and no pets are at risk,” he said.
He said it’s probably not a good idea to let cats roam free at this time of the year.
‘Cats sometimes make the snake menu here in SEQ. All small pets should ideally be kept indoors, or in secure enclosures with a 5x5mm steel aviary. And cats should generally not walk around unattended outside, “he said
The snake raises its head as it tries to get through the glass while the cat visibly walks away