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Two Kids Get Shock When A Python Drops From The Ceiling

Two Kids Get Shock When A Python Drops From The Ceiling

On paper, Australia is a great country; white sandy beaches, sun all year round and best of all, kangaroos. Then you remember that as well as the warm, fuzzy koalas, it's also home to some of the most dangerous animals on the planet.

And if you ever needed a little reminder of the kinds of critters that lurk Down Under, have a read of this cautionary tale.

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Two kids in Brisbane were brushing their teeth when they looked up and spotted a five-foot python slithering down from the ceiling.

Nope, nope, nope, nope.

The petrified pair managed to get out of the bathroom, and the family called in snake catcher Bryce Lockett, who rushed over to remove the sneaky reptile.

Two kids got the fright of their lives when they looked up to see the python slinking its way down. Credit: Mercury Press
Two kids got the fright of their lives when they looked up to see the python slinking its way down. Credit: Mercury Press

According to Bryce, snakes are extremely common in Australian, and he says around one in three homes have snakes hiding in their roofs. However, he says they don't usually come down through light fittings and scare the hell out of people.

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The 24-year-old said: "I've been catching snakes for about seven years now, I've seen them all in various situations.

"People are generally quite terrified of them but I've owned snakes my whole life so I'm not too fazed.

"Carpet pythons are nocturnal and coldblooded, which is why this one must have slithered down to enjoy the heat of the lamp - they're harmless but they don't like to be disturbed."

Bryce posted photos of the reptile on social media, with people echoing the kids' shock at the late-night visitor.

According to a snake catcher, one in three homes has a snake in its roof. Credit: Mercury Press
According to a snake catcher, one in three homes has a snake in its roof. Credit: Mercury Press

Fortunately, he was able to remove the snake without causing it any harm and released into a nearby creek.

Unsurprisingly, this isn't the only recent report of homeowners experiencing a visit from snakes.

Last month a couple of amorous snakes managed to crack the ceiling of an Aussie home with their combined weight during sex.

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!"

See? Australia: not worth it.

Featured Image Credit: Mercury Press

Topics: Interesting, Animals, Australia

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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