Woman Finds 'Sneaky' Python in Her Shower That Left 'Trail of Destruction'

A carpet python was found hiding in the corner of a shower at a home in eastern Australia on Thursday.

The homeowner—a resident of Belli Park in the Sunshine Coast region of Queensland state—went to use the bathroom in the evening, but got a "big surprise" when she realized that the shower was already "occupied" by the serpent, Stuart McKenzie from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 wrote in a Facebook post.

McKenzie, who responded to the home in order to remove the snake, said: "The gorgeous carpet python was curled up in the corner of the shower but had left a trail of destruction behind it, knocking down all of the ladies' toiletries as it moved around the room."

In a video posted to Facebook, McKenzie can be seen filming himself before arriving at the house.

"So, sun's just gone down, snakes are still on the move even though it's quite cold," he said to the camera. "We're gonna head straight over and hopefully [the snake is] still there."

Once McKenzie had arrived at the home, he can be heard talking to one of the residents, who described how she first spotted the snake.

"I went to have a shower and then I saw all this junk knocked over in the shower and I thought what's going on here," one of the residents said.

The woman went to open the door to the bathroom but McKenzie said he would do it instead, just in case the snake was hiding right behind.

Eventually, the snake catcher opened the door, spotting the carpet python in the corner of the shower.

"Oh you're joking, he's absolutely caused chaos in here," McKenzie said in the video.

The resident then revealed that she had initially thought her dog was to blame for the mess in the bathroom, before she spotted the snake.

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"The poor dog got the blame but it was the sneaky carpet python," McKenzie said.

The snake catcher said the carpet python looked healthy and that it had probably come inside the house because it was cold outside.

Carpet pythons are commonly found throughout northern, eastern and southern Australia, inhabiting open forests, rainforests, coastal areas, rural areas, parks and suburban gardens. The snakes are non-venomous and can grow to more than 10 feet in length.

McKenzie estimated that the snake in the bathroom was around four to five years old. After removing it from the house, he relocated it to some nearby bushland.

Earlier this week, McKenzie responded to another home in the Sunshine Coast Region where the owners had spotted a huge carpet python eating a bird while hanging upside-down from a gutter.

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Stock image showing a carpet python. A carpet python was found hiding in the corner of a shower at a home in eastern Australia. iStock