A man’s peaceful home was shattered when two large snakes smashed through his kitchen ceiling.
David Tait was shocked when the carpet snakes tumbled on to the kitchen floor of his Brisbane home.
Measuring 2.8m and 2.5m long and weighing 22kg between, the sizeable reptiles then slithered to the bedroom and living room.
Pictures of the aftermath show several ceiling tiles were destroyed in the plummet.
Steve Brown, of Brisbane North Snake Catchers, said the animals were “some of the biggest and fattest” he’d ever seen. He suggested they were fighting over a third, female snake.
That snake has not been located, leading to concerns that it is still in Mr Tait’s house. The homeowner expressed concerns at the notion.
He told Today: “‘I don’t care what size it is, I’m not keen on it.” Thankfully carpet snakes are not venomous.
He said that he had seen snakes around his property before, but never actually in the house.
“We have a lot of bush around here so you do see snakes, but I’d never seen snakes of that size,’’ Mr Tait said.
The two snakes were relocated to a state forest close by.