A python carpet was found hidden in the corner of a shower at a house in eastern Australia on Thursday.
The owner, a resident of Belli Park, in the Sunshine Coast region of Queensland, used the bathroom in the evening, but had a “big surprise” when she realized the shower was already ” occupied “by the snake, Stuart McKenzie. of Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 wrote in a Facebook post.
McKenzie, who responded to the home in order to remove the snake, said: “The gorgeous python rug was curled up in the corner of the shower but left a trail of destruction behind, knocking over all the ladies’ toiletries. while he moved around the room. “
In a video posted to Facebook, McKenzie can be seen filming himself before arriving home.
“So the sun has just gone down, the snakes are still moving even though it is quite cold,” he told the camera. “We are going straight ahead and I hope [the snake is] still there.”
Once McKenzie arrives at the house, she can be heard talking to one of the residents, who described how she first spotted the snake.
“I went to have a shower and then I saw all this junk spilled in the shower and thought about what was going on here,” said one of the residents.
The woman went to open the bathroom door but McKenzie said he would instead, just in case the snake was hiding right behind it.
Finally, the snake catcher opened the door, spotting the python rug in the corner of the shower.
“Oh, you’re kidding, he absolutely caused chaos here,” McKenzie said in the video.
The resident then revealed that she initially thought her dog was to blame for the mess in the bathroom, before spotting the snake.
“The poor dog was blamed, but it was the sneaky carpet python,” McKenzie said.
The snake catcher said the carpet python looked healthy and likely entered the house because it was cold outside.
Carpet pythons are commonly found in northern, eastern and southern Australia, inhabiting open forests, tropical rainforests, coastal areas, rural areas, suburban parks and gardens. Snakes are not poisonous and can grow over 10 feet in length.
McKenzie estimated the snake in the bathroom to be about four to five years old. After removing it from the house, he moved it to a nearby bush.
Earlier this week, McKenzie responded to another Sunshine Coast area home where owners spotted a huge carpet python eating a bird as it hung upside down from a gutter.