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Huge green snake found in a toilet at Brisbane hospital

  • Psychiatric hospital staff horrified to encounter green snake in the toilets
  • It was seen poking its head out of the toilet bowl in photo circulated by staff
  • Serpent found at The Park Centre for Mental Health in Brisbane

Staff at a psychiatric hospital got a scaly surprise when they visited the executive bathrooms – only to find a massive snake

The huge green serpent was lurking in a toilet near the boardrooms of The Park Centre for Mental Health in Brisbane.

A photo circulated among workers at the heritage-listed hospital showed the beast poking its head out of a toilet bowl.

Staff at a psychiatric hospital were horrified to encounter a green snake poking its head out of a toilet bowl in the executive bathrooms

It had likely slithered in from The Park Centre for Mental Health in Brisbane's extensive grounds on the 450-hectare site, one the largest mental hospitals in Australia

It had likely slithered in from The Park Centre for Mental Health in Brisbane’s extensive grounds on the 450-hectare site, one the largest mental hospitals in Australia

It had likely slithered in from the facility’s extensive grounds on the 450-hectare site, one the largest mental hospitals in Australia.

The intruding reptile was one of thousands waking up from hibernation as Australia’s east coast experienced a warmer than usual winter and spring.

Australian snake catchers warned people to be prepared to ward off a tsunami of snakes that may visit them at their homes.

Snake catcher Tony Harrison of Gold Coast told Daily Mail Australia that the influx is expected to last for at least another two weeks.

Snake catcher Tony Harrison of Gold Coast (pictured) warned people to be prepared to ward off a tsunami of snakes that may visit them at their homes

Snake catcher Tony Harrison of Gold Coast (pictured) warned people to be prepared to ward off a tsunami of snakes that may visit them at their homes

‘Snakes are cold blooded reptiles so when its warm they become very active,’ he said.

‘I have had between seven to 10 calls per day since the breeding season began.’

Mr Harrison warned those who might cross paths with a snake not to go after them or they risked getting bitten.

‘Take a photo of the snake and send it to a snatch catcher as they will be able to provide you with the best advice on what to do next,’ he said. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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