Australia, you’ve done it again.
Our nerve-racking wildlife has once again gone global after a Queensland driver got more than they bargained for when reaching for the petrol pump.
A rather frightening moment was snapped last weekend when a massive python popped its head out of a servo bin while nearby motorists were filling up.
The snake curiously kept popping its head out of the bin, terrifying customers, before staff called for help in removing the coastal carpet python.
Experienced snake catcher Bryce Lockett was called to the service station last Saturday to deal with the rather intimidating interloper.
A photo of the snake’s antics have since since gone viral on social media, racking up thousands of likes, shares and comments from people around the world.
Lockett, who works for Snake Catchers Brisbane and Gold Cost, said: “I got a call from a woman working at the petrol station who said she noticed the snake earlier in the evening.
“She had some snake knowledge and knew it was a python. She closed off the pump and called her manager, who then called us for help.
“The python had made its way into the bin right next to the petrol pumps and was poking its head out looking around,” he said.
“I found it quite funny, but there is nothing I haven’t seen before.”
The non-venomous snake commonly encountered by locals in Southeast Queensland and often makes the news for its various hijinks, as it’s known to be found in unusual places.
This one didn’t seem too perturbed about being moved on.
“Luckily he was quite relaxed so he came out of the bin without any issues,” Lockett said.
“We then relocated him to nearby bushland.”
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