A Queensland man got the shock of his life when he returned home from a night out to discover two snakes weighing a combined 25kg had crashed through his ceiling.
David Tait found the huge coastal pythons in his Lacey’s Creek home, north-west of Brisbane, on Monday, after walking inside to find part of his fibro ceiling had crashed to the floor.
Mr Tait went searching through his home and found the 2.5m and 2.8m snakes, one in his bedroom and the other in the living area.
Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation told Daily Mail Australia they were ‘some of the fattest snakes’ he had ever seen.
Mr Brown said the snakes may have been fighting over a female and there was a chance she was still close by.
Meanwhile, Mr Tait said he occasionally sees snakes on his metal roof enjoying the sun.
‘We have a lot of bush around here so you do see snakes,’ he told The Courier Mail.
‘When I came back this morning there was a large slab (of ceiling) on the kitchen table.
‘I guessed what had happened and went looking. I found one snake in the bedroom and we found one in the lounge room.’
Mr Brown said with spring just around the corner the incident was a timely reminder to be aware of snakes as breeding season begins.
Social media users were shocked by the pictures.
‘Must be some good rats or possums on the menu there,’ one user wrote.
‘Omg this is my fear. How heavy would these snakes be? And how can you keep them out of the roof?’ another added.
‘They are gorgeous! They just need to brush up on their hide and seek skills a bit,’ a third user joked.
Source: Daily Mail Australia | News Colony