- There are over 170 species of snake in Australia and amongst those is the Carpet Python (Morelia spilota)
- One Aussie gentlemen went to his fridge to grab a beer and found his way blocked by a large carpet python so he called in a snake wrangler to save the day
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Australia is home to some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet. People travel from every corner of the globe to see koalas, kangaroos, cockatoos, and crocs. And while they’re there they might encounter one or more of the 170+ snake species in Australia including 15 species of python. One of those python species, the Carpet Python, just made headlines for getting between an Aussie bloke and his beer.
This went down recently when an Australian man meandered on over to his fridge for an ice-cold beer. Summer JUST ended in Australia and it’s still quite hot in parts of the country as they enter Autumn. So this bloke is grabbing a frosty beer from the fridge when he notices a big ol’ Carpet Python blocking his way.
Instead of taking matters into his own hands, he did the smart thing and called the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers. They are a team of snake wranglers who have had their fair share of run-ins with Carpet Pythons in Australia, a species that’s native throughout the mainland but particularly common in Southwest Australia.
Here’s how it all went down…
Australian Man Goes To Fridge For Beer And Finds Huge Carpet Python Snake In His Way
I took a stroll through this company’s YouTube and Instagram pages and they really are experts at removing carpet pythons. It’s also astonishing how often they come in contact with these snakes. I get they are the people you call when you want one of these snakes removed from your house but it’s still shocking to see real-life evidence of how common the snakes are.
More Footage Of These Morelia spilota Snakes Up To Trouble…
It seems like the hotter it gets the more visible these carpet pythons make themselves. They come out to soak up the warmth of the sun and that’s when they’re spotted in unexpected places.
Dude, that’s the dog’s blanket… Back off…
I’ve never been bothered by snakes aside from the rattle on rattler snakes. That sound sends a chill through my spine every time I’ve heard it. As a kid, I used to catch black racers in the backyard with my brother and all sorts of other snake species with my cousin. If this sounds like your childhood, you might be not what The Snake Catcher is offering in Australia.
They have Snake Catcher Tours where you can spend a day in the life of an Australian snake catcher and experience what it’s like to go around catching carpet pythons and other snakes in the wild. If you are interested in learning more, you can check out their website right here.