Aussies shocked by 'monster' poo find in roof of Queensland home

·News Reporter
·3-min read

Ever seen snake poo? Well, prepare to be enlightened.

A Queensland snake catching business posted a photo of a "monster" snake's faeces and people were shocked, to say the least.

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 were recently called to a roof inspection at a Queensland home and on Tuesday posted a photo of their findings belonging to a coastal carpet python.

"Look at the size of this snake poo!" they said on their Facebook group.

Two side-by-side photos from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 of the snake poo they found in the roof of someone's home and the type of snake, a coastal carpet python, it belonged to. Source: Facebook/ Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 posted a photo of the large snake excrement they found. A coastal carpet python, similar to that pictured right, was responsible. Source: Facebook/ Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7

"Dave found this monster snake faeces in the family's roof but no snake. The poo is fairly old so the snake must have moved on.

"It would have been a big snake!"

Facebook users reaction to the snake poo

The photo generated plenty of interest, with people commenting their thoughts.

"Wow - Never knew what snake poo looked like," one person commented on the Facebook page.

"That's where the term 'Sh*t a brick' comes from I believe," another said.

Someone else commented that they'd take another animal over a snake slithering into their house any day.

"I'll stick to possums in my roof thanks all the same... shivers!" they said.

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 comment

Despite the number two being "a big one," it's shockingly not the biggest business owner Stuart McKenzie has seen.

"Don't get me wrong it's big, but I've probably seen bigger," Mr McKenzie said to Yahoo News Australia.

"Though it's certainly from a big snake, at least a couple of meters long, maybe longer."

When asked how often snake's go to the toilet, he said it really depends on several conditions.

"It all depends on how much they eat and the temperature, and it will vary quite a bit," Mr McKenzie said.

"In cooler temperatures they won't go to the toilet as much while in warmer conditions when they're eating maybe weekly, they might go to the toilet weekly.

While a trained professional like Mr McKenzie sees things like this all the time, he acknowledged that others might not actually know what snake poo looks like.

"It kind of just looks like normal faeces," he said.

"And that's the problem with snakes in general — people don't know enough about them, so they fear them and all that sort of stuff.

"So it's always good to do a fun post like this where people learn a bit about the not so 'normal' things about snakes such as their toilet actions."

Well, consider us educated!

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