'Terrifying' discovery inside home's roof: 'Welcome to Queensland'

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A Queensland snake catcher has issued a spine-tingling welcome to any newcomers to the state, revealing the reality many residents face living in the sunshine state.

Luke Huntley from Snake Catcher Noosa 24/7 shared a photo of three full bags of snake skins after he was called out to a property at Tinbeerwah, west of Noosa Heads.

"Well this roof inspection turned out to be quite the handful," he explained last week.

"This is typical of a Queensland roof... it's very common to have a snake or three in your roof at some point.

"If you're new to the area.. Welcome to Queensland guys it's full of snakes."

The snake skins filled three bags, while there were more left behind. Source: Snake Catcher Noosa 24/7 Luke the Snake Catcher
The snake skins filled three bags, while there were more left behind. Source: Snake Catcher Noosa 24/7 Luke the Snake Catcher

Mr Huntley said he pulled 32 snake skins from the roof and said there were many more he could not reach. However he did say they had accumulate over a long period of time.

He said the skins were from tree snakes, brown tree snakes and some pythons, with the snakes likely seeking refuge from the cold weather.

City living perfect for snakes

Mr Huntley's colleague Matt told Yahoo News Australia the daunting sight is not just reserved for rural areas.

"They do quite well in built-up areas. Wherever there's people there's sheds and so on, and roofs to hide in and there's plenty of rodents for them so they do well," he said.

Mr Huntley's post quickly struck fear into those online, with many vowing never to live in Queensland despite his insistence the snakes wouldn't cause you any problems.

"We shall all sleep happier with that knowledge firmly installed in our heads," one person sarcastically wrote.

"That would terrify me... how do you all cope?" another asked.

Others however envied the efficient pest control system.

"I'd rather the snake than the rats, mice and possums in the roof!" one said.

Last year, a snake catcher in the Gold Coast area unearthed 57 snake skins from a 7x7 metre attic.

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