Staff at a Sunshine Coast business got the fright of their lives when they discovered a tree snake hiding underneath their toilet seat.
Shocked employees at the small business which is located across the road from the Ettamogah Pub in Palmview, phoned local Sunshine Coast snake catcher Richie Gilbert, who came to the rescue and removed the 1-metre-long tree snake from the loo.
Posting the job to Facebook, Richie wrote: Well I’m just glad this toilet snake callout actually turned out to be a snake this time!”
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“This Common Tree Snake thought the toilet bowl was a cool place to hangout. Not so cool for the employees wanting to go to the loo!
“This took place in a small business across the road from the Ettamogah Pub in Palmview a couple of days back.
“Although it was an easy capture I would much prefer to not have to stick my hands in someones toilet!
“So glad I’m not a plumber, who’d want a job like that? Give me snakes any day! Haha.”
Richie said finding snakes in toilets is not uncommon, especially when it comes to tree snakes as they enjoy being around water and hiding in cool places.
He also noted that their have been an increase in snakes hiding in Queensland homes in the past couple of weeks.
“Way too many snakes getting inside houses lately! Big ones too! The one hiding under the bed is not what you want to see before hitting the hay. Anyway here are some of the pythons we have relocated in the last couple of weeks. (PICS)
Remember if you don’t want snakes inside your homes you might want to start by keeping your doors closed!”