Horrifying moment huge 80kg snake with ‘100 teeth’ found hiding in kitchen roof
A giant snake with "almost 100" teeth was found hiding in someone's kitchen roof.
The three-metre long, 80kg coastal carpet python was discovered slithering in the roof at The Gap, north west of Brisbane, Australia, after terrified residents heard a strange noise as they watched TV.
Snake catcher Steve Brown, 38, from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation, caught with huge serpent using a hairdryer and a piece of plastic.
After spending an hour and a half and "a lot of patience" trying to catch the reptile, Brown said.
"The owners were watching TV [and] heard a noise, and when they went to inspect [the noise they] came across the big guy," he said.
It was later released back into bushland far away from houses and roads.
Carpet pythons are not venomous or aggressive, but possess a mean set of teeth, Brown said.
'Even though it's non-venomous, a bite from one of these guys this size can do some damage as they have almost 100 teeth," he said.
Found in Australia, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, and the Solomon Islands, the snakes rarely attack humans, but have been known to eat dogs, cats and birds.
They can grow up to a whopping four metres.
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Snakes can enter people's homes when outdoor temperatures drop and to feed on rats and mice, Brown said.
Worryingly, the animals have also been found hiding in the UK homes.
Last month, a man found an "aggressive" snake in his kitchen while making breakfast at his house in St Albans, Herts.
Gavin said he accidentally knocked the exotic serpent on to his kitchen floor while coming down the stairs.
He heard a thud and "freaked out" when he saw the angry reptile writhing on his floor in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
He let his partner Rosie handle the suspected escaped pet corn snake.
The HertfordshireMercury spoke to Gavin following the unwelcome visit to their home on Wednesday.
Gavin said: "I come from Sydney but I grew up in the city so I'm no Steve Irwin and when I saw it I s*** myself."
The snake was taken to a local college that looks after animals and later rehomed.
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