Mating Snakes Crash Through Australian Couple's Ceiling
Matt Hagan, of the Cairns Snake Catcher Facebook page, was called to a home on Friday after the owners spotted the huge crack and the frisky snakes above it.
Hagan climbed up to check out the roof cavity and saw two scrub pythons, around 5m in length, intertwined. Romantic, eh?
He told Cairns Post: "They were a breeding pair, so they were curled up together.
"It's unusual to get them that big in the roof. But it's a good start to the breeding season!"
Well, I'm sure the snakes you interrupted have a different take on the matter, but I get your point, mate.
But it seems as though other amethystine pythons, also known as scrub pythons, won't be put off, with Hagan saying they're set to be pretty rowdy for the next few months of their breeding season, which runs from July to the end of September.
Hagan added: "They make a lot of noise.
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"If you are lucky enough to host a scrub python party in your roof space this breeding season it can get pretty wild as males fight each other to impress females.
"Occasionally these interactions can result in strange smells wafting through different rooms, and even structural damage to your house in the form of ceiling stains or cracks."
Strange smells, loud noises and damage to ceilings? Sounds great. It seems as though Hagan and the Cairns Snake Cather company will be kept busy in the coming weeks.
Surprisingly, or perhaps not, this isn't the first time someone has called in pest control after a couple of snakes fell through their roof.
Snake catcher Lana Field was called out to a home in Brisbane after a resident called up to tell her two snakes had fallen through a ceiling vent after getting into a scrap in the air ducts.
Field explained that the pair were fighting, most likely over a female, and that they were unlikely to go for a human at this point, because they were too caught up in beating their opponent. I think I'd take her word for that, to be honest.
Featured Image Credit: Cairns Snake Catcher