‘That’s thicker than my arm!’ Massive carpet python is spotted hiding inside a leafy shrub – before it tried to attack a snake catcher and slither out of a bag
- A snake catcher was called to rescue a python hiding inside a leafy shrub
- The Queensland snake catcher said it was his thickest catch ever in Twin Waters
- The carpet python hissed at its catcher and also tried to wriggle out of the bag
A snake catcher has rescued a massive carpet python hiding inside a leafy shrub and he believes it could be his thickest catch ever.
Stuart McKenzie was called to a property in Twin Waters, a suburb on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, last week.
He used a long-handed hook to pull out the hiding snake, which was seen hissing at him.
Snake catcher Stuart McKenzie was called to a property in Twin Waters, a suburb on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, to rescue massive carpet python hiding inside a leafy shrub (pictured)
‘That is thicker than my arm,’ Mr McKenzie was heard saying in a video he posted to his Facebook page Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7.
‘It’s massive, and it’s quite heavy too. That’s about eight kilos of snake there I reckon.’
The snake tried to attack Mr McKenzie by launching its head towards the catcher as he tried to snare it with a hook.
‘Damn you are big! No biting please,’ Mr McKenzie said.
Mr McKenzie (pictured with the python) said the snake should take the prize for the largest python he has caught in Twin Waters
The python tried to wriggle out of a bag after it was captured.
Mr McKenzie later released the snake into the wild.
‘This guy I reckon would have to take the prize for the largest python I have caught definitely in Twin Waters,’ he was heard.
‘He is not the longest python I have caught, my goodness he is thick.’
Mr McKenzie later posted to his Facebook page saying great to see healthy individuals like this one still cruising around our neighbourhoods.
‘He was pretty heavy, but I am starting to think I am just getting weaker.’