A Nightmare Unveiled: Terrifying Encounter as Snake Catcher Discovers Enormous Python Hiding Under Bed. A terrified Gold Coast resident has made a desperate call for help after she discovered a monster python hiding underneath a young child’s bed.
The woman called Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher Tony Harrison after she found the snake in her Burleigh home, south of Surfers Paradise, on Thursday.
In a video that was live streamed on the snake catcher’s Facebook page, the woman told Mr Harrison she trapped the unwanted visitor in her upstairs bedroom.
‘I think he’s the same snake that’s been coming back for years,’ the woman said.
When the snake catcher entered the bedroom, he found layers of clothes sprawled all over the floor, but he said that’s not the reason why the snake came inside.
‘The snake didn’t come in because the place was messy – he just came in coincidentally,’ Mr Harrison told Daily Mail Australia on Friday.
‘He just came in and used her bedroom as refuge to get away from her.’
After scrounging through the bedroom, Mr Harrison’s business partner, Brooke, finally located the sneaky snake, nestled up underneath the bed.
As Brooke retrieved the 1.5metre snake from its hiding place, the woman tells the snake-catching duo she found the snake in her kitchen before he came upstairs.
‘He was on my kitchen bench, I picked up the tablecloth and he was right under my hand, the woman said.
The woman said she previously enlisted the help of some tradesmen to remove the snake and she hadn’t seen him in a while – until now.
‘The cat’s been freaking out for about three days,’ she said.
Mr Harrison said while carpet pythons aren’t venomous, they can leave a nasty bite because they have almost 100 teeth.
‘The biggest worry was that they let their cat out and it wasn’t a big one – so it could have been eaten by the snake,’ he said.
After retrieving the snake, Brooke held the monster snake up to better inspect its length, which Mr Harrison later said was closer to 1.7metres in length.
Despite being called carpet pythons, Mr Harrison said the species prefers to live in the ceiling, so the snake was probably trying to get up there.
‘They are arboreal snakes, which means they live off of the ground and they do love to be in people’s ceilings,’ he said.
Mr Harrison said the street, which runs off Skyline Terrace, is a known hotspot for snakes, however, people can prevent them from getting in by keeping doors and windows closed.
‘As I drove up to the house, I noticed every window and door was open – so there’s no wonder he got in,’ he said.