AustraliaMysssstery solved! Confused family find out exactly why their exhaust fan isn't working after discovering huge carpet python curled up inside
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This huge carpet python was found curled up inside an exhaust fan at a home in Queensland.
A family, who live in the Sunshine Coast town of Landsborough, were confused the exhaust fan in their bathroom stopped working and started making strange noises.
They grabbed a torch and tried to figure out why their fan was malfunctioning when they saw the underside of a massive carpet python.
Sunshine Coast snake catcher, Stuart McKenzie, was called to the house and lifted up the cover where he found the large snake comfortably resting on the fan.
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'If your exhaust fan doesn't have a cover on it then this is a potential way snakes can come inside the house,' Mr McKenzie said on theFacebook page.
'We climbed on the roof and took the top off the unit to be able to get to him. Luckily he wasn't injured.
'Maybe check your exhaust fans tonight when you are home to make sure they are secure and snake-proof.'
Facebook users were appalled at the idea a large snake hiding in their homes.
'Not sure how I would react to that,' one person said.
Another user was happy they never had their ceiling fan properly installed.
'Thank goodness my exhaust fan hasn't been fitted through the roof as it should be.'
'My worst nightmare,' another said.
One said they needed to make a quick trip home to 'check the exhaust fans' after seeing the photo of the carpet python.
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Carpet pythons are large but non-venomous snakes that are found in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
They like a variety of habitats like grasslands, rainforests, open forests, rural lands, and suburban gardens.
The carpet python is mostly active at night but they can be seen coiled up in hot areas during the day.
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