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Hungry snake finds unique hiding spot in Aussie backyard

Hungry snake finds unique hiding spot in Aussie backyard

Residents were left in shock after a 1.5-metre long coastal carpet python took refuge inside their barbecue around 3 pm on Monday.

Mark Neath, a snake catcher from the Sunshine Coast, was asked to remove the snake from the premises in Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast.

Taking to social media, Mr Neath posted footage of the moment he discovered the snake sitting underneath the hot plates of the barbecue and made the capture.

According to Mr Neath, barbecues are a popular hiding spot for the reptiles as they look for food inside.

Speaking to Yahoo7, Mr Neath said: “I’ve got snakes in barbecues before, it’s reasonably common.

Photo: Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher

“It’s a coastal carpet python.

“They often go into barbecues to look for rodents.”

He also issued advice on how to make sure you’re not in for a nasty surprise when you go to barbecue a steak or sausages this summer.

“It’s kind of hard to stop a snake going into a barbecue like that unless you put it in a locked up shed that was snake proof,” said Mr Neath.

“Just be careful opening them up.”