The 3-meter-long, 80-kilogram python was discovered in a rooftop courtyard at The Gap, northwest of Brisbane, Australia, after residents noticed strange noises while they watched TV.
Snake catcher Steve Brown, 38, from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation, caught the predator using a hair dryer and a piece of plastic. Brown said it took him an hour to catch the reptile.
“The homeowner was watching TV when suddenly they heard a noise and when they went to check, they came across a big conspiracy,” he said.
The python was then released back into the wild. Brown said carpet pythons are not venomous, but they do possess an ugly set of teeth.
“Although they are not venomous, a single sting can be dangerous because they have close to 100 teeth,” he said.
Found in Australia, New Guinea, the Bismarck Islands and the Solomon Islands, this python species rarely attacks humans, but is known to eat dogs, cats and birds. They can grow to measure.
Brown said the python can enter people’s homes when the outdoor temperature drops to find and eat rats.