Snake catcher removed a giant python after a couple reported their clogged drain: ‘Not what I was expecting’

Nina Crow
Written by Nina Crow

Snake catcher removed a giant python after a couple reported their clogged drain: 'Not what I was expecting'

It’s another snake catch on the books for Australia. 

According to a Facebook post from Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast, a family in Tarragindi, Queensland called in the serpent removal service after they spotted a creature in one of their bathroom drains. 

“Our south side snake catcher Bryce was called to a property in Tarragindi this afternoon, after the residents had noticed the bathroom starting to flood during a shower,” the March 28 post reads alongside a 28-second . “Upon investigating the pipe to locate what was causing the blockage, they noticed an eye reflection staring back at them!” 


The brief clip shows Bryce fearlessly pulling a snake out of a floor drain that’s situated outside the couple’s shower. 

“It’s not what I was expecting,” one of his clients remarked when the snake was freed. “I’m glad it’s OK.” 

The snake was identified as a coastal carpet python and reportedly measured around 6.6 feet (2 meters). 

A social media post from the Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast identified the removed snake (not pictured) as a coastal carpet python. (iStock)


Representatives at Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast and Queensland Fauna Consultancy did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. 

Carpet pythons reportedly “live almost everywhere in Australia except Tasmania,” according to the Queensland Department of Environment and Science. 

The species’ exact population is currently unknown, but there are enough carpet pythons in the area for the local government to list it as a minimal concern under the Nature Conservation Act. 


Female carpet pythons have been observed to lay up to 20 eggs at a time, according to the DES. In adulthood, these non-venomous snakes can reach lengths of 13.1 feet (4 meters) and have olive to brown skin that helps it camouflage in the wild. 

Research published by SeaWorld says carpet pythons can live for more than 20 years. 

 recommends homeowners put galvanized screens over drains and vents to prevent unwanted visits from snakes. 

Australia is reportedly home to 140 species of land snakes and 32 species of seas snakes, according to the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Around 100 of those known species are venomous. 


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