There’s a Python Living in My Rain Gutter

While snakes help maintain a healthy ecosystem and environment, they are a ladder accident ready to happen if they get into your gutters.

A homeowner has shared terrifying pictures of an enormous snake slithering up his property. The footage shows a python that stretches close to three meters slithering up the outside wall of the Australian home.

Gold Coast man Robbie Knills was hanging out his washing when he noticed the massive python on the ground of his Mudgeeraba property. Mr Knills told myGC that the python often comes to out to say hello and had been living on his roof for about six months.

After watching the snake slither along the backyard, Mr Knills was shocked to learn how quickly it could climb the walls of his property. ‘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.

Mr Knills said he was glad he was the one putting the washing out as his wife would never do it again if she had seen the python climbing the home. He said he was initially scared of the snake but has become quite fond of it as it harmlessly hangs out and watches Mr Knills work in the shed. ‘I don’t trouble him and he doesn’t trouble me,’ he said.

The image was also shared to Reddit with the caption: This is why we have to keep new screens on all windows in Australia, even on the 2nd floor. Reddit users responded to the horrific sight with one suggesting that iron bars would be better suited than screens.

As an Australian resident for life I can just say thank!! I’ve never had to deal with snakes in and around my home. Love living in an urbanized area,’ wrote one user. I live in suburban Brisbane. Recently broke up a fight between one of these and my doggo, shared another.

Other viewers agreed they were more concerned with mosquitoes entering their homes than pythons, in true Australian style. Nah, I’m not worried about snakes, it’s the mozzies,’ one person wrote.

I’m more concerned with keeping mozzies out than pythons. Hell, I’d prefer a python to a bunch of flies, commented another.

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