An Australian returned home and was surprised to learn that the roof of his kitchen had collapsed under the weight of two large pythons, apparently fighting a friend.
An Australian returned home and was surprised to find that the roof of his kitchen had fallen under the weight of two large pythons, apparently fighting a friend.
David Tait entered his home in Lesis Creek, Queensland state on Monday and found a large portion of his roof lying on his kitchen table.
“I knew we didn’t have rain, so I looked around to see what was causing it,” Tait told Nine Network Television on Tuesday.
They soon found two culprits – the non-toxic carpet python 2.8 meters (9 ft, 2 in) and 2.5 m (8 ft, 2 in) long – that had slipped into the bedroom and living room. The estimated weight of the snakes is 45 kg (100 lb).
Snake catcher Steven Brown was called to remove the two snakes.
“I think it was two men fighting a woman, who was near the roof,” Brown said. He suspected that the female may still be on the roof or nearby.
The male was returned to the wild.