- A snake catcher has been called to a home where a toilet randomly flushes itself
- They discovered that a brown tree snake was lurking inside the flush mechanism
- Luke was able to use a hook to uncoil the snake and catch it inside a black bag
- It has now been released into the wild, much to the relief of the homeowners
A frustrated Noosa family has finally discovered the cause of their ‘haunted’ bathroom thanks to a local snake catcher.
The toilet in their Queensland home had been randomly flushing itself for days when they opened the cistern to find four-metre brown tree snake inside the mechanism.
Luke was called to the property on Sunday afternoon to relocate their slippery and ‘pretty grumpy’ house guest.
Luke the snake catcher pulls a four-metre brown tree snake from a toilet flushing mechanism
Luke threads the hook through the snake’s curled body and is able to pull the long reptile out
‘We’ve got ourselves a brown tree snake in behind where the toilet flushes,’ Luke explains in the video of himself capturing the reptile under the title ‘The Tale of the Toilet Flushing Snake.
‘Hopefully, he’s going to be able to come straight out…But he’s a little bit grumpy.’
The snake then lunges at Luke, prompting screams from the family watching on. Finally, Luke is able to pull the long reptile from the wall and drop him into a black bag as the family claps and cheers.
Finally, Luke is able to drop the snake into a black bag and turn around to give the thumbs up
‘It was a quick catch but but it needed to be,’ Luke wrote on his Facebook page. ‘It was that or putting my hand down into the toilet water.’
Several impressed viewers flocked to the page to heap praise upon Luke for his quick, clean catch in such an unusual space.
‘Can’t believe how quick your reaction time is!’ wrote one, while another commented, ‘Can’t believe what strange places these snakes hide in….How the hell did he get in there?’
The video had been viewed almost 3000 times in two hours and attracted hundreds of reactions. The snake has now been safely relocated into the bush.
Several impressed viewers flocked to the page to congratulate Luke (pictured) on his catch