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Only in Australia: Snake Makes Surprise Appearance During Podcast Recording

A podcast episode took an unexpected, though very Australian, turn when a snake made an appearance in the roof above a guest who was speaking via video link.

The episode was part of the podcast series Fresh Perspectives, produced by the Sydney-based strategy consultancy The Strategy Group.

Andrew Ward of Regen Farmers Mutual was chatting about greenwashing when the two podcast hosts noticed a snake dangling behind him from the roof of his porch.

Ward had a cool and calm reaction, saying, “It’s only a carpet python,” before continuing with his talk. Credit: Jeffrey Tobias via Storyful

Video transcript

ANDREW WARD: Anyway, it starts with a thin greenwashing veil. There are a lot of sophisticated greenwashing sees out there.

- The snake behind you.

- A snake behind you.

- A snake.

- A snake behind you.

[LAUGHTER]

- Oh, my god.

- There you go.

ANDREW WARD: It's only a carpet python, don't worry. Rodent control officer. I don't have a name for it because snakes can't hear you anyway.

[CHUCKLES]

- Right.

ANDREW WARD: So yeah, the snake's far more interesting. What was I saying? It was greenw--

Anyway, it's a thin greenwashing veil. There are a lot of sophisticated greenwashing seas out there.

- The snake behind. Snake.

- Like minded.

[LAUGHTER]

- Oh, my god.

- There you go.

ANDREW WARD: It's only a carpet python, don't worry. [CHUCKLES] Rodent control officer. Yeah. I don't have a name for it because snakes can't hear you anyway.

[CHUCKLES]

- Right.

ANDREW WARD: So, yeah, the snake's far more interesting. What was I saying? It was greenwash--