Snake Catchers Film 6ft-Long Python Being Removed From Café

Snake experts were called to the rescue last week after a python was found basking in the sun at the back of a café, making guests feel uncomfortable.

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers, a business offering snake relocation services in Queensland, Australia, arrived at the café to help. The same snake rescue group recently recovered a snake that was hiding in a family's living room cupboard.

A video, posted to Facebook by the group, shows team member Stu showing up at the café to find the carpet python wrapped around a tree at the back of its garden.

The snake expert initially tries to use a specialized pole to remove the snake from the tree, but soon starts using his hands after the animal begins to tightly wrapping itself around the tree's branches in an effort to stay put.

Stu then begins to carefully unwrap the python from its branch, explaining he does not want to pull too hard or risk hurting the snake. "Also don't want to get bit," he says.

The expert manages to pry the snake, estimated to be just over 6ft long, away from the tree, with one hand placed right behind the animal's head.

He says: "Sorry, buddy! You're scaring the people who wanted pies and coffee."

He places the animal into a sack before taking it away from the café and placing into an area of nearby bushland.

In a Facebook status, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers said: "This stunning snake was enjoying the morning sun but unfortunately it was a little close for comfort at the back of a local café.

"For the safety of the snake so that it wouldn't be bothered by customers, the café owners asked for it to be relocated to a more suitable spot."

Carpet pythons can grow up to 11.4 ft in length and are known for their intricate bodily markings.

The snakes are commonly found in Australia's Sunshine Coast region, often in roof spaces where they may hunt for rodents or possums, according to Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers.

In the wild, their diet consist of a variety of birds and mammals. Carpet pythons are not venomous and do not have fangs. However, they do have a mouth full of small, sharp teeth that can injure humans.

In 2017 an elderly man living in Brisbane, Australia, was bitten on the hand by a carpet python after he found it moving over him as he slept.

The snake bit as the man grabbed the animal to throw it off of him. He was taken to hospital for monitoring.

The man told Australia's ABC news outlet at the time the incident was "quite a surprise… I think a bigger shock for my wife than myself."

Carpet python
A stock photo shows a carpet python curled up on the ground. The animals common in the Sunshine Coast region of Australia. Ken Griffiths/Getty