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Fighting Snakes Fall Through Woman's Bedroom Ceiling

Rachael Grealish

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Fighting Snakes Fall Through Woman's Bedroom Ceiling

Two snakes were caught mid-combat falling through a ceiling into someone's room - not the ideal situation when you're settling down for bed.

The utterly strange scenario happened to unsuspecting residents in Brisbane, Australia, because where else?

Credit: Lana Field
Credit: Lana Field

Snake catcher (and what a job title that is) Lana Field posted a live video on Sunday night showing the male coastal carpet pythons intertwined in a wrestling match, apparently over a female snake.

According to Field, they were fighting in the house's air ducts when they fell through a ceiling vent.


In the video footage you can hear Field say: "This pair have been a bit naughty. Left a bit of a mess."

This is probably the most chilled-out way anyone could approach a room of fighting snakes. There are definitely not many people - we're looking at you Indiana Jones - who would be that calm.

To the untrained eye, snakes caught up in combat can often be mistaken for mating - as you can hear another voice suggesting in the footage, but Field wittily corrects them: "Well, they don't need privacy. They're fighting."

She also added that the pythons probably wouldn't attack her, since they were 'just more interested in each other' at that point in time.

Credit: Lana Field
Credit: Lana Field

Field calmly explained - as the snakes were writhing around, still fighting - pythons fight when they smell female snake pheromones around. And since they were fighting in the air ducts it gives way to the sneaky suspicion that the female in question is living nearby - in the walls, maybe, or the pipes, or the attic... who knows?

Thankfully Field's laid-back approach to her task makes this much easier to watch.

Australia must not be high on the list of 'places to visit' for those with a fear of the slithery serpents.

Footage emerged earlier this year showing a python trying to scale the side of a house in Australia.

Credit: Robbie Knill
Credit: Robbie Knill

A three-metre-long snake slithered across Robbie Knill's garden, before it casually crossed the patio and began to bizarrely slither up the wall right above the door he had JUST walked out of.

In this case, the large snake had been living in the shed out the back of Robbie's house for a while, occasionally coming out to bid him a fond hello.

Definitely not the animal you'd like to get to drop in unexpectedly for a swift 'hello'.

Robbie said he was initially a bit creeped out by the situation, but now he knows the snake is chill.

Only in Australia though, eh?

Featured Image Credit: Lana Field

Topics: World News, Animals, Australia

Rachael Grealish
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