WIRES snake handler Adam Strickland retrieves the carpet python from Boambee East.
WIRES snake handler Adam Strickland retrieves the carpet python from Boambee East. By Bruce Thomas

Snake makes unwelcome return

THIS carpet python has shown a steely resolve to make itself comfortable at a Boambee East home.

Tenille and Ralph Stulgies discovered the two-metre reptile at their back door on Thursday when their toddler, Kyan, went outside to get a toy.

They contacted WIRES and were told to keep an eye on its movements until a snake handler arrived.

“I didn’t like it being so close to our son. I was freaking out,” Tenille said.

The handler took the snake and released into bushland across the road.

The family went shopping and returned to discover the python had come back.

WIRES was again contacted and a woman arrived on the scene, this time deciding to take it home and give it a good feed because it appeared to be a little on the thin side.

“She said she would then take it to a different part of bushland,” Tenille said.

If you have concerns about wildlife, contact WIRES on 6652 7119.



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