Massive Carpet Python Found Slithering Near Kitchen Door

A snake catcher in Queensland, Australia shared a shocking video on Youtube after capturing a huge carpet python lurking in a family's backyard.

Josh Castle, a certified and licensed snake catcher, was called to Northlakes, Queensland after house owners spotted a snake slithering near their back kitchen door. Castle uploaded a video of him catching the massive reptile on his social channels yesterday.

"Check out the size of this beast! One solid carpet python! We received a call from Northlakes to relocated this big bad boy! Even had a crack at my face!!," he captioned it.

In the clip, Castle is jabbed at by the reptile as it resists being moved from its spot. After locating the giant, Castle expertly holds the snake by the mouth while pulling it down off the wall on which it is resting.

"Very old snake," he claims. He reveals the immense length of the snake to the camera, which, unfurled, appears to be almost double Castle's height.

Castle identifies it as a coastal carpet python just as it takes another stab at his face.

Castle manages to duck, saying, "Don't you bite."

"He has got some decent weight to him," Castle tells bystanders, "this one is pretty fat."

After securing the massive reptile, it appears to calm down, as Castle can be seen handling it casually, letting it slither over his shoulders and around his neck.

The snake doesn't appear ready to give up, however, as it again lunges at his face as he works to unwrap it from his shoulders.

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Some qwew curious as to how Castle might handle a potential bite, with one Facebook user asking: "Josh when the Python had a crack at your face if it had given you a little nip, how would you treat that bite. I often wonder."

"General rule thumb, if anyone is bitten you should go to the hospital by ambulance. But for instance, if this snake was to bite me, I know it's non-venomous," Castle replied. "I honestly don't do anything, clean it, that's about it."

Many were stunned by the python's size, with another user writing, "Wow look at him! Just like a dinosaur!"

Carpet pythons, who live almost everywhere in Australia except Tasmania, have a 'high-tech tracking system for finding their food,' according to the Queensland Government's Department of Environment and Science. They have heat-sensitive pits on their bottom jaw that help them in sensing and tracking the body warmth of other animals. Being non-venomous, they suffocate their prey and swallow it whole.

The department warns to watch out for them in the 'undergrowth, in tree branches, or the roof of your house or shed.'

In another recent incident in Queensland, a woman found a large python on her car windscreen. She called snake catchers and the reptile was removed.

Massive Carpet Python Found Slithering Near Kitchen
Josh Castle holding the massive carpet python found in Northlakes, Queensland, Australia Josh Castle/Facebook