While people across the country are praying for rain, a Cairns family got more than they bargained for when they could hear something on their roof.
It wasn’t rain, but instead a huge snake. Taking to a Facebook, a man named Mark Bradshaw shared a clip to the Cairns Snake Identification Group. In it, the fearless snake could be seen swinging from the man’s roof in Mount Sheridan. Hanging by its tail, the snake could be seen thrashing around, presumably in search of its next meal.
Showing off its impressive length, the snake continued to slither down from the roof until its head nearly touched the ground. It then let go of the roof and made a huge slapping noise as its huge body hit the floor.
The serpent then made a dash for some nearby bushes.
“Come on down bub,” a lady could be hear saying in the video. “Quick quick quick. Come and catch it.”
In a matter of seconds, the snake had hidden itself in the bush, although a nearby pool cleaner could be seen on the floor, suggesting the family had unsuccessfully tried to catch the snake.
“It’s raining snakes at my place,” Bradshaw captioned the video, which can be viewed here on Facebook.
It’s raining snakes at my place. Mount Sheridan, Cairns
Posted by Mark Bradshaw on Wednesday, August 22, 2018
One person on Facebook thought the snake was in search of a drink.
“Flippen heck. That’s so incredible. How fortunate you were able to capture that on video. Are you able to put some water out for it?” they wrote. “It’s so dry, many of the local creeks have dried up that wildlife would usually rely on to slake their thirst.”
Another comment read: “I’d say it’s looking for the bird.”
A third person added: “That’s a long snake. Scrub python maybe?”
The video was originally shared last month, although it’s one of many snake sightings in Australia in recent times.
Earlier this week, amazing footage obtained exclusively by 7 News Brisbane showed a fearless grandmother taking on two massive pythons that had set up shop in the family barbecue.
The 81-year-old could be seen heroically lifting the lid of the barbecue and transporting the snakes to a safer location.
Snake breeding season has officially begun in Australia, with an increased risk of snakes appearing in homes, backyards, schools and other urban areas as snakes search for a mate. If you see a snake, it’s best to contact a snake catcher so it can be safely relocated, rather than trying to capture it yourself. This can increase the danger not only for yourself, but also the snake in question.