A GOLD Coast man has filmed the incredible moment a giant python scaled the side of his house at Mudgeeraba.
Robbie Knills was hanging out the laundry when he spotted the near three-metre serpent on the ground in the backyard of his home off Bertana Drive on Sunday afternoon. See the video below!
Mr Knills watched as the bulky snake emerged from the bushes, slithered across the patio and slowly started climbing the back wall of his house, right near the door that he had just walked out from.
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“I didn’t know they could climb houses like that – five minutes later and I would have got the scare of my life,” Mr Knills said.
“I am glad it was me hanging out the washing because the wife would probably never do it again if it was her.”
Speaking to myGC, Mr Knills said the python has lived in the roof of his shed for about six months and often comes out to say hello.
“He has lived in the rafters of the shed for about six months but with this warmer weather he has woken up a bit and decided to look for food,” he said.
“I was looking after a butcher bird that had a broken wing and was feeding him but he has gone missing.
“He is closer to three metres long when he’s stretched out and not all flexed-up.”
Mr Knills said he “freaked out” when he first saw the python but admits he’s since grown quite fond of it.
“I freaked out the first time I saw him but then after a while I got used to it.
“He just hangs out. He comes out and sees me when I’m working in the shed.
“I don’t trouble him and he doesn’t trouble me.”
“He was on the shed door once and wouldn’t get off so had to get him down and move him.
“Normally when he is on the top of the garage door I can just poke him and he moves over so I can open it.”