Teen's shocking find after spotting a curled tail in her bed


A Sunshine Coast teen has had a frightening wakeup call after finding an uninvited guest in her bed.

Snake Catcher Sunshine Coast’s Heather McMurray was called to a home on Saturday after the teenage girl found a snake in her bed at about 1.30am.

The snake catcher said in five years of catching snakes it’s a “one in a million story”, finding a snake, a Spotted Stimson’s Python, in someone’s bed.

A teen has woken up to a snake slithering in her bed. Source: Facebook/ Snake Catcher Sunshine Coast

“He (the snake) certainly didn’t see her as a potential meal, simply a heat source to get him through the cooler months,” Ms McMurray wrote on Facebook.

“What makes this story even more bizarre is that the teen thought something had wrapped around her arm in bed a week ago, but a bed change and room check revealed nothing.”

The snake catcher added it looked like the snake had been “living a life of luxury for a week”.

Snake Catcher Sunshine Coast’s Heather McMurray holds the Spotted Stimson’s Python. Source: Facebook/ Snake Catcher Sunshine Coast

Ms McMurray said the snake, while harmless, is also not native to the area. She believes it belongs to someone in the area and has encouraged anyone with information to get in touch with her.

If unclaimed, the snake will be handed in to the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.