'It's Taking Off His Scales': Python Rescued After Being Taped to Pole

A snake catcher in Queensland was shocked when he arrived at a house on February 16 to find a python taped to a metal pole.

Footage posted on the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 Facebook page shows Stuart McKenzie carefully removing the tape from around the carpet python’s tail in Peregian Springs.

“I’ve never experienced this sort of situation before,” McKenzie said.

“The home owners were simply trying to stop the snake from getting away and didn’t realize the potential damage the tape can cause to a snake’s skin,” he said. “It was an unfortunate situation, however the snake was fine and not injured in the end, and was released back into the bush.” Credit: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 via Storyful