A man was given the shock of his life after he found a huge carpet python hiding inside his toilet bowl.
He called Stewart Lalor from Brisbane Snake Catchers at about 6.45am on Saturday, who then drove to the man’s home in Wynnum west family home in Australia within 20 minutes.
‘They gave us a call to have it removed so they could finish their business in peace,’ said Mr Lalor.
‘I just put on a pair of gloves and dunked my hand in to take the snake. Carpet pythons are very common in Queensland,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
Mr Lalor said it wasn’t common to find snakes in toilets, with only two or three incidents every season.
‘People think pythons always want to be in the sun but they can also overheat and need to find ways to cool down,’ he said.
Snakes will often slither into homes through open drains and unsecured pipes common in older designed homes such as the family home Mr Lalor attended.
Carpet pythons are the most commonly caught non-venomous snaked in Queensland.
However, their bites leave a substantial laceration and will cause a fair bit of bleeding.
The snakes can grow up to more than three metres in length, according to the Queensland Museum.