A Queensland snake catcher is warning residents to remain vigilant around their wheelie bins after a slithery intruder found itself a surprising hiding spot this week.
Snake catcher Stuart McKenzie was called out to a Sunshine Beach home, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, after residents spotted a snake lurking underneath one of their wheelie bins as they took out the rubbish.
Taking to his Facebook page, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, Mr McKenzie shared footage of the snake’s rescue while warning of the endless list of hiding spots snakes regularly go for.
“I just want to show you how sneaky snakes can be sometimes,” he says in the clip, pulling back the wheelie bin to reveal the snake.
After it makes a dart for a second wheelie bin, Mr McKenzie grabs the snake’s tail before placing it safely into a bag.
“It’s amazing how a snake this size can fit and hide under a wheelie bin,” he said in his post.
Mr McKenzie estimated the snake was about 1.1 metres long.
“Always check under your wheelie bin,” he warned.
Horrified users flocked to the post to reveal their dislike for the find.
“Never putting the bins out again,” one person declared.
“Another spot for the bloody things,” a second social media user said in annoyance.
Mr McKenzie is no stranger to reptiles’ hiding spots after he was called out when a hungry goanna dashed under a child’s bed in May.
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