A massive python has been found on a Queensland family’s veranda.Source:Facebook
At first glance, this looks like a typical Aussie veranda.
It features a lacquered wooden deck, a whicker sun lounge and is surrounded by tropical foliage — the ideal spot for a carpet python to settle for a snooze in the sun.
A Queensland family has been left startled after discovering the unwanted intruder lounging on their sun-bed.
After making the discovery, they took a photo to show just how camouflaged the serpent was, the Daily Mail reports.
The image that was uploaded to the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers Facebook page.Source:Facebook
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers posted the image to Facebook, asking their 80,000 thousand followers to see if they could spot the snake — and users were baffled.
One frustrated user commented: “Nothing to see … even with my telescope.”
Another added: “I can never find these snakes!!”
“Still can’t see it. Glad YOU could see it, find it, and catch it. Good job,” one said.
Catcher Stu then uploaded a video with the caption: “Imagine going out onto your deck in the morning and sitting down in the warm morning sun only to realise something else is there enjoying the suns warmth as well.”
“I must be blind I looked so hard at spot the snake and could not find it …” one user commented.
The massive carpet python was found sleeping on the sun lounge. Picture: Facebook/ Sunshine Coast Snake CatchersSource:Facebook
The reptile was hidden behind the cushions. Picture: Facebook/ Sunshine Coast Snake CatchersSource:Facebook
In the video Stu slowly picks up the snake, which is about two metres long, and holds it up to admire the “beautiful patterns all over him.”
Snake catcher Stu gently picked up the snake and put it into a bag. Picture: Facebook/ Sunshine Coast Snake CatchersSource:Facebook
“Carpet pythons are the most common snake we catch and don’t seemed to be bothered by humans,” the snake catcher wrote.
“They will often hang out in entertaining areas like this and won’t move even if people are around. Majority of other snakes will retreat to cover when they see someone nearby.”
It was safely released back into the wild. Picture: Facebook/ Sunshine Coast Snake CatchersSource:Facebook
The professional then bags the reptile and returns him safely to the bush.