Woman gets the fright of her life after discovering an almost two-metre long massive carpet python curled up in her washing machine
- Woman got the ‘fright of her life’ after finding huge python in washing machine
- The reptile had crawled into the machine to get away from the blistering heat
- Local snake catchers were called in to remove the snake and return it to the bush
- They’ve found snakes under appliances before, but finding one inside ‘is a first’
A woman was stunned to find a 1.8 metre long carpet python inside her washing machine on Thursday.
After recovering from the initial shock, the Sunshine Coast woman contacted local snake catcher, Stuart McKenzie, from Snake Catcher 24/7 – Sunshine Coast .
While Mr McKenzie and his team have had to remove snakes from people’s homes before, this is the first time they’ve found one inside a washing machine.
‘Yeah, this is a first,’ he said.
‘We’ve found them underneath washing machines and dishwashers, and on top too, but not inside.’
A Buderim woman got the ‘fright of her life’ after discovering a 1.8 metre (six feet) long Carpet Python (pictured) in her washing machine
Mr McKenzie told Daily Mail Australia that finding snakes in unexpected places is not uncommon during this time of the year.
‘They crawl in from the bush looking for cool places to escape the heat. It’s really hot around here at this time of year,’ he said.
He said people should ‘be weary’ and keep on the lookout for unexpected reptilian visitors.
As for the carpet python, Mr McKenzie and his team ‘relocated’ it in local bush surrounding Buderim.
After recovering from the initial shock, the Sunshine Coast woman contacted local snake catcher, Stuart McKenzie (pictured), from Snake Catcher 24/7 – Sunshine Coast
Mr McKenzie (pictured) says it is not uncommon to find snakes inside people’s houses during the hotter parts of the year