On a full ssssstomach: Massive python is found curled up in a children’s cubby house after devouring a POSSUM
- A carpet python has been removed from a children’s playhouse in Queensland
- Snake catcher Luke Huntley was called to the home in Noosa Heads on May 17
- He said seven foot long snake likely ate a possum before resting in playhouse
A snake catcher has retrieved a massive carpet python from a children’s playhouse in the backyard of a family home.
Local catcher Luke Huntley was called to a home in Noosa Heads, Queensland, on May 17 after the seven-foot long snake slithered into a children’s playhouse.
‘We’ve got a pretty decent sized carpet python here in this cubby house,’ Mr Huntley said in a video, as he stood in front of the play area.
A Queensland snake catcher filmed the moment he retrieved a carpet python from a children’s playhouse
As the snake catcher prepared to retrieve the large snake, he began to hide in a cupboard of the structure.
‘He’s trying to find a nice little place to get warm,’ Mr Huntley explained.
Mr Huntley then opened the cupboard and said: ‘Look at that, he’s literally curling under one of the cupboards at the moment.’
The snake catcher then lifted the python up, declaring he had probably eaten ‘a possum or something’ due to the mass in the middle of his body and was trying to curl up somewhere warm to digest the snack.
Mr Huntley presented the snake to the camera.
‘Children’s cubby houses are not the place for these beautiful animals,’ he said.
‘Look at the colours on him, he’s very nice and pale.’
Local catcher Luke Huntley was called to a home in Noosa Heads, Queensland, on May 17 after the seven foot long snake slithered into a children’s playhouse
The video was viewed more than 11,000 times on Facebook.
‘You mean the kids didn’t want to share their fabulous cubby?’ one viewer joked.
The cubby house owner also thanked Mr Huntley for retrieving the snake.
‘The snake was looking at us through the windows when we were in the lounge room,’ they said.
Mr Huntley is seen with the snake after it crawled into a cupboard of the playhouse