It seems there's no crack, nook or crevice tiny enough that a snake can't wriggle its way into, and unfortunately for some Aussies, that also includes certain spots inside the home.
One bunch of Queenslanders were treated to quite the sight over the weekend, discovering a carpet python had comfortably wedged itself between the wall and frame of a hanging artwork.
As always, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers weren't far away, rushing to save the "cheeky" serpent from potentially hurting itself inside and returning it promptly to safety.
Large python finds unusual hiding spot
Startling vision at first shows a seemingly innocuous artwork dangling from the hook, slightly angled away from the wall in a diagonal position. After the camera pans to the right, it becomes clear there's a large, slithery intruder nestled behind the frame.
"That was what was pulling your painting down," staff member Dan said.
As the professional snake removalist tries to untangle the beast from the artwork, an excited dog is seen wagging its tail, enthralled in the excitement.
Eventually Dan manages to pull the print safely from the wall without harming the snake, grips the animal in the middle of its body and proceeds to carefully handle it, placing it gently in a bag moving it away from harm.
"Sorry it took a while," Dan says, after the merely seconds-long procedure.
The discovery comes amid a string of recent snake captures. A fierce battle was snapped at a popular Sunshine Coast beach last week — much to the shock of stunned onlookers — and following the removal of two giant male carpet pythons that were found brawling in an unsuspecting ceiling.
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