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Dᴀɴɢᴇʀ Alert: Carpet Python Discovered In Toilet Paper Basket

A family in Ilkley, Queensland, was greeted by an unexpected guest in their bathroom on May 13 after a carpet python slithered into their home.

The family couldn’t believe their eyes when they spotted the python curled up inside their bathroom on top of a dryer.

‘I walked out and my daughter walked in. She came out screaming,’ the mother said.

Once local snake catcher Stuart McKenzie arrived at the residence to rescue the snake, it had nestled in a basket of toilet paper.

‘Look there’s the tail, it looks like a decent size and it’s actually in with all the toilet paper,’ Mr McKenzie said.

The seasoned snake catcher grabbed the reptile with a hook before gently placing the three metre python into a bag.

‘It’s lucky you spotted him, imagine you’re doing the washing and he strikes at your face,’ Mr McKenzie told the family.

The snake was safely removed and later released into nearby bushland.

The rescue mission posted to Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 Facebook page received mixed reactions from viewers, with many ᴛᴇʀʀɪfɪᴇᴅ and intrigued by the python.

‘Wow that was a big one, it would give you a big fright,’ one woman said.

‘How can anyone stand to live anywhere that snakes can get in their homes?,’ Another user asked.

‘Snake’s like ‘Dude I was sleeping, what do you want’,’ another commented.

In a Facebook post featuring footage of the snake, McKenzie wrote: “It’s lucky they saw the snake and didn’t reach for some toilet paper.”

“Even though the weather is slowly starting to cool down there are still plenty of snakes on the move,” he added.

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