How would you feel when you walk into your house to discover two big snakes (pythons) slithering in your bedroom? Surely, you would have goose bumps and intense fear down your spine! That was exactly what happened to David Tait in Queensland, Australia as he returned home and was surprised to discover that his kitchen ceiling had collapsed under the weight of two large pythons apparently fighting over a mate.
David Tait entered his home in Laceys Creek in Queensland State on Monday and found a large chunk of his ceiling lying on his kitchen table.
In this photo provided by Steven Brown, a snake slithers out the door of a home at Laceys Creek, Australia, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, courtesy: Steven Brown/Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation via AP.
“I knew we hadn’t had rain, so I looked around to find what had caused it,” Tait told Nine Network television on Tuesday.
He soon found two culprits — non-venomous carpet pythons 2.8 meters (9 foot, 2 inches) and 2.5 meters (8 foot, 2 inches) long — that had slithered into a a bedroom and living room. The snakes have an estimated combined weight of 45 kilograms (100 pounds).
Snake catcher Steven Brown was called to remove the two snakes.
“I would assume that it was two males fighting over a female that was nearby in the roof,” Brown said. He suspected the female could still be in the ceiling or nearby.
The males were returned to the wild, but the suspected third snake hasn’t been found.