Snake’s sneaky hiding place in elderly couple’s kitchen leaves Aussies baffled

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A snake catcher was called to a Brisbane home on Thursday to remove a snake from an elderly couple's kitchen - and it had a very good hiding place. Source: Facebook/ Brisbane Snake Catchers

A snake catcher has left social media users baffled as they try to figure out where a sneaky snake was found hiding in an elderly couple’s kitchen.

Brisbane Snake Catchers were called out to a home in the coastal Brisbane suburb of Wynnum on Thursday to remove a python from a home.

Upon arrival they decided to take a snap of the room the reptile was in, later posting it to Facebook to see if anyone could see where it had settled.

“We were called out today to an elderly couple’s home in Wynnum, Brisbane,” the post read alongside a photo of inside the home. “Can you find the snake in this kitchen?”

The question proved harder than some first thought, with many questioning whether they were in need of some new glasses with absolutely no idea where the snake had hidden away.

The post received over 140 comments with answers ranging from: In the cupboard or at the top of shelves, to hiding in a cutlery drawer out of sight. But for the most part, people were completely stumped.

“Is that him wrapped around the cup?” one person commented.

“Is the snake the tiny lump on the left of the basket at the top of the cabinets?” another asked.

The snake was hidden behind a decorated plate at the top of the shelves. Source: Facebook/ Brisbane Snake Catchers

While a third simply had no clue writing: “If an elderly couple can spot it and I can’t at the young age of 42… I am going to Specsavers.”

Sadly many of their suggestions were wrong as the snake was actually hiding behind the plate decorated with a snowman above the cupboard on the top right.

It’s quite difficult to spot at first but its body can be seen slightly behind the plate, near the air freshener and out of reach from the elderly couple who were quick to call for help.

This wasn’t the first time Brisbane Snake Catchers has taken to social media to quiz followers posting a photo of a snake hiding in unusual place earlier this year.

In the photo, a resident had taken a snap of their overgrown hedge running along their fence, with no immediate sign of a snake at all. Posting it online, the group challenged fans to try and spot the reptile with almost none getting the right answer straight away.


While one person claimed to see one lying along the bottom of the fence, another said they’d had to give up because they were beginning to strain their eyes.

Meanwhile one wrote: “Makes me wonder just how many snakes I wander past every day and not realise it.”

Luckily, seeing the stream of confused responses, the group posted a second photo – sent to them from the resident – pinpointing exactly where the snake was.

Could you spot where the snake was? Have you ever found a snake hiding in an unusual spot?

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