Angry Carpet Python

Copping a bite to the back of the head 'all part of the job'

BEING struck at and bitten in the back of the head by an angry carpet python is all in a day's work for Ross from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7.

The snake catcher thought he was headed for a nice, easy task: relocating a carpet python from a Currimundi back yard. 

Instead he was confronted with an angry snake keen to stay put and digest a recently-eaten meal. 

"The snake was perched on a fence at eye level and after striking at my face twice I decided this wasn't going to be another run-of-the-mill Carpet Python catch," Ross posted to the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 Facebook page. 

In his early attempts to catch the python he was struck at twice.

A Carpet Python didn't appreciate being captured in Currimundi this week.
A Carpet Python didn't appreciate being captured in Currimundi this week.

After capturing the unhappy reptile Ross explained for video viewers how frightened snakes usually react after being caught. 

"Usually they're alright once you get them out," he said.

"So initially she thought I was going to hurt her, and now that I… oop, she's just taken a bite to the back of the head."

But he didn't mind too much. 

Ross said he did not restrain the snake more to avoid stressing the snake and causing it to regurgitate its meal. 

"It's all part of the job. I'd rather get a little bite from a carpet python than it losing its meal."



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