20kg mating pythons crash through Queensland couple’s ceiling
It’s snake breeding season in Cairns, North Queensland, and a local couple got the shock of their lives as two massive pythons crashed through their ceiling whilst mating.
The pair looked up to see the ceiling flex and crack under the weight of the two pythons, who are estimated to be about 20kg each. The pair managed to slither into the couple’s home via the roof.
The size of the pythons and the rigorous activity was too much for the ceiling and the pythons crashed onto the floor.
Matt Hagan and Jason Legg of Cairns Snake Catchers were called into the home.
“Extracting this dynamic duo was no easy feat and ultimately resulted in the ceiling giving way as these snakes made a particularly dramatic entry into the office!” the snake catchers wrote on Facebook on Sunday.
“If you are lucky enough to host a scrub python party in your roof space this breeding season (end of July to late September) it can get pretty wild as males fight each other to impress females,” they warned.
“Occasionally these interactions can result in strange smells wafting through different rooms, and even structural damage to your house in the form or ceiling stains or cracks.”