Snake Removed After Making Surprise Appearance Through Bathroom Light Fixture

A snake catcher removed a carpet python from the ceiling of a house in Queensland after it made a surprise appearance through a bathroom light fitting.

Stuart McKenzie from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 posted video to Facebook on August 30 showing him removing the snake from the ceiling of the Buderim home.

“I attended a call last night where a lovely lady had a carpet python come down through her bathroom light fitting to say hello,” McKenzie said in the video caption. "As you can understand the lady didn’t feel comfortable with this at all and called me straight away to come and catch it.

“I arrived within minutes but the snake had gone back in the roof! Luckily when I lifted the manhole the snake was within reaching distance and I bagged it up and put it back in the bush,” he wrote. Credit: Stuart McKenzie via Storyful

Video transcript

STUART MCKENZIE: Hey, everybody. We've actually just arrived at a home in Buderim. Now, the situation here is-- it's obviously at nighttime. And the lady has gone into her bathroom-- where is my hook? There it is. The lady has gone into her bathroom. And there's this bloody snake curled up in her bathroom. So it's kind of preventing her from showering, going to the toilet, all that sort of stuff. So she needs it relocated. How are you?

- He's crawled back in there.

STUART MCKENZIE: Back inside?

- In the-- the roof.

STUART MCKENZIE: Oh, no. OK.

- The [? bugger. ?] Oh, god. I'm at home in my room. My son was out.

STUART MCKENZIE: No, that's all right. You show me the way.

- We were down here. The snake was up there. And I watched the news.

STUART MCKENZIE: Yeah.

- The next thing, I heard this noise. And I was like, holy, what's that?

STUART MCKENZIE: Up in that room?

- Yeah.

STUART MCKENZIE: So is it going--

- In the bathroom.

- It's coming in out of the roof, is it?

- My son, he's outside. But his daughter-- I talked to my granddaughter. He crawled in there.

STUART MCKENZIE: Oh, so he's in there.

- Yes. How did he get in the roof? That part he throw down, see? That came down with the noise.

STUART MCKENZIE: Yeah.

- And then was just about to have a shower at 6:30.

STUART MCKENZIE: So he was just dangling out of there, was he?

- It was curled up here.

STUART MCKENZIE: OK. All right. We'll jump up on the roof. [GRUNTS]

Oh, a cheeky snake, hold on. Got ya.

[MUFFLED VOICES]

[INAUDIBLE].

- You got him?

STUART MCKENZIE: I got him.

- Oh, good.

STUART MCKENZIE: Yeah.

- Got him in the bag?

STUART MCKENZIE: Not yet.

- [MUFFLED SPEAKING]

STUART MCKENZIE: Yeah, it's not a bad length. I just need to get it in the bag.

- [MUFFLED SPEAKING]

STUART MCKENZIE: Yeah, right, bub. OK. Go in the bag.

- [MUFFLED SPEAKING]

STUART MCKENZIE: That's all right. I just want to get him in the bag without getting bitten in the face. There we go.

- [MUFFLED SPEAKING]

STUART MCKENZIE: Yeah, yeah. That was lucky. Because he was right in the corner.

- Oh, you found him in the corner.

STUART MCKENZIE: Yeah. I'm just going to have to twist him here. Because-- oh, no, my torch is in the bag, as well. [LAUGHS]

- [MUFFLED SPEAKING]

STUART MCKENZIE: I put my torch in the bag.

- Did you get your torch?

STUART MCKENZIE: No, no, it's-- it's in the bag with the snake.

- [MUFFLED SPEAKING]

STUART MCKENZIE: No, no, it's all good.

[LAUGHTER]

Oh, dear. Oh, that's a bit of fun. Bit of a rainy night. It was a tricky one, though, this carpet python. My goodness, got very lucky. See you later, buddy. Off you go back in the bush. You want to climb, don't you?