A family have called in snake wranglers after a coastal carpet python decided to make itself at home on their deck.
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers were called out to the property in Buderim, Queensland, to deal with the snake.
Taking to Facebook, they posted a photo of an outdoor lounge and asked their followers if they could spot the perfectly camouflaged python.
A family have called in snake wranglers after a Coastal Carpet Python decided to make itself at home on their deck
Coastal Carpet Pythons are non-venomous but their bites can cause serious injuries
Viewers were divided over the location of the hidden snake.
Some suggested it was lying flat across the glass fence, while others pointed to an apparent bump in the middle of the lounge set.
”It’s inside the backrest, looped around the frame with its head pointing right. You can see the light colour of its underbelly,’ one social media user wrote.
After 24 hours of suspense, the snake catchers revealed the snake had found a spot on the outdoor couch and curled up in the corner.
‘This little coastal carpet python couldn’t have been more than a week old,’ Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers posted on Facebook.
‘The little guy decided that curling up in the very corner of the outdoor lounge would be a safe place to laze away the day.’
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers were called out to a property in Buderim, Queensland to deal with the snake
Coastal carpet pythons are non-venomous but their bites can cause serious injuries.
They grow to be about 2.1 metres long on average, but some can grow to be more than three metres long.
They are known to take small suburban pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs.
Their diet consists of mainly rodents and possums, and they can be found in roof and wall cavities as well as sheds or garages.
They are known to take small suburban pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs