A mother has shared her terror after watching a deadly brown snake slowly sneak in to her daughter’s room and up in to her cot, just an hour after the four-month-old girl had been sleeping there.
Gold Coast mother Aleisha Mitchley told Nine News she’s been left unable to sleep or relax after catching the one-metre-long snake lurking in Sophie’s bed. Managing to keep a safe distance away, while attempting to keep her son from going to see it, Aleisha managed to capture several photos of the creature between her daughter’s cuddly toys.
“It was petrifying, I was very scared. I didn’t know what to do,” she told Nine. “I’m trying to reach for my phone and trying to stop my son from trying to go see the snake…it was, yes, very scary.”
Most startling however was the snake’s ability to manoeuvre its way inside the room, as Aleisha recalled it “climbing” through the window and in to her raised bed.
“I couldn’t believe it could climb,” she added. “It was climbing on through the window, it was up on around her bassinet – uh, her cot, in her cot, it was all over.”
It comes just days after a Queensland mother got the fright of her life when she spotted a slippery serpent in her own daughter’s bed.
In a Facebook video, Toowoomba Snake Catchers 24/7 explained they were called out to a home in Toowoomba’s Darling Heights suburb after a carpet python made itself right at home under a pillow in a bed.
“Imagine waking up next to this lovely guy, a beautiful carpet python,” the post joked.
According to a report by 7 News, the snake catchers were called to the family home after a mother discovered the snake in her daughter’s bedroom. The mother was cleaning the room and making the bed when she noticed the reptile out the corner of her eye.
The terrified pair managed to keep a close eye on the snake as they called immediately for snake catchers to remove it.
“It’s made its way from on the floor under the bed to across the bed on her pillow,” snake catcher Ally Wilkinson told 7 News.
The snake in question is believed to be a few years old, although it’s still not known how it made its way into the bedroom. Wilkinson said it could have climbed in the home through the drainage system or made its way into the house through an air conditioning unit.
In the video, a snake catcher could be seen bravely marching up to the bed and picking the snake up by its tail as it tried to slither away. Australians are being urged to contact professionals if they spot a snake to prevent the risk of injury to humans, their pets and the snake.
Experts have since warned there are more snakes out than ever as it’s mating season, with many males more willing to expose themselves in the open to find a female.