Terrifying visitor hidden in family's toilet paper basket

·News Reporter
·2-min read

A family’s toilet paper basket has been invaded by a terrifying visitor.

Stu McKenzie, from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, was called to a house in Ilkley, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, on Thursday with a family afraid to use their bathroom.

Mr McKenzie uploaded a video of his callout to Facebook.

A carpet python is seen inside a toilet paper basket in a Sunshine Coast home.
A sneaky snake enjoys a rest among some toilet paper. Source: Storyful

“Oh, there’s a tail,” Mr McKenzie says as he looks at the family’s dryer.

“Geez… That looks like a decent size. It’s actually in with all the toilet paper. Would you look at that?”

It turns out a carpet python had slithered into the family’s bathroom and made itself comfortable in the toilet paper basket.

“That’s crazy,” he says.

Mr McKenzie pulls the basket down and carefully removes the snake.

A woman, living at the home, tells him she used the bathroom earlier, but didn’t notice the python.

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7's Stu McKenzie holds a large carpet python.
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7's Stu McKenzie after removing the python from the basket. Source: Storyful

“Then I walked out. My daughter walked in and she just comes screaming out real fast,” she says.

Mr McKenzie later released the snake and estimated it was up to about 2.4 metres long.

On Facebook, viewers were shocked and amused by the snake’s appearance.

“Even our snakes are hoarding toilet paper,” one woman wrote.

Others were in awe at the python’s size.

“That’s one big snake. Beautiful,” one man wrote.

Another woman simply wrote: “Nope."

“Fancy seeing this when going to the loo,” another woman wrote.

Family finds 30 snake skins in roof

If one snake scares you, spare a thought for another Sunshine Coast family who found more than 30 snake skins in their roof cavity recently.

"I would sell the house ASAP," someone joked, while someone else suggested it was time to burn the house down.

Several people on the post were horrified, however, the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers assured people having snakes in your roof isn't so bad.

"Snakes are great to have in your roof as they eat all the rodents," the post said.

"Who doesn’t love free pest control!!"

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