A woman recently got the fright of her life when she walked into her workplace kitchen to discover a massive python.
When Angela Baranowskyj arrived at her Brisbane office on Wednesday, a staff member told her that a door had been left open overnight and a broken dish and knife were found on the ground, but there was no obvious reason why.
“I said I would look to see if any animals in the kitchen. I walked through the whole kitchen and nothing,” she said.
Seven hours later, while she was alone at work, Angela said he heard smashing noises.
“I come down to find him as per the picture. He smashed a butter dish. He must of been sleeping in one of the bottom cupboards, woke up and decided to check things out, went up the bench, weaved through the top cupboard, back down and across the bench.”
She said he wasn’t aggressive and seemed scared.
“He didn't try strike at all; a bit of a hiss but mainly wanted off the cold bench-top without falling.
“We got him out with a broom, a long pole and a garbage bin. Last I saw he was curling up behind the industrial gas cylinders for another snooze in the arvo sun.”
Coastal Carpet pythons, which can grow to more than 3 m in length, are non-venomous, but can give a damaging bite requiring a tetanus shot.
Reaction to Angela’s shocking pictures ranged from sheer horror to affection for the slithery creature.
“If that happened at my work, I would not even give my two weeks notice. I would just walk out the door and send that picture as my resignation letter,” one woman, Nancy Schneider, said.
“I love it. Look at its little puppy face,” Jamie Hutchison said.
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