A father saved his daughter from a terrifying situation yesterday when he discovered a massive snake sleeping beneath where she would have been just hours later.
The giant carpet python was found coiled in the corner of his child’s bedroom in Sunrise Beach, south of Noosa, on Thursday afternoon, apparently innocently trying to stay warm in the cooler conditions.
Video shared to Snake Catcher Noosa’s Facebook page showed the moment expert snake catcher, Luke Huntley, negotiated the non-venomous beast out of the corner and into a bag.
He later issued an eerie warning to householders to remember to check under their beds now that the weather has turned colder.
Footage showed Mr Huntley shifting the child’s bed before locating the black and brown animal happily positioned among some children’s toys.
After hooking the snake with his special pole and lifting him from the corner, Mr Huntley examined the huge reptile while holding it in his hand for a brief few seconds.
He then politely told the snake there would be “no biting today, thank you”, before placing it in a large black sack.
“With all the rain and cold around our cold-blooded friends are just trying to keep warm and dry,” Mr Huntley wrote in his Facebook post.
He reassured his followers the motive of the snake was likely just to warm itself up.
“They’re not trying to line up a child for their next meal,” he wrote.
“Enjoy the cool weather everyone and be sure to check under your bed tonight,” Mr Huntely added.
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