Col almost accidently picked up this 2.4 metre (nearly 8ft) python minding its business under our side veranda. I had said I’d need to be careful about removing the plastic sheet where I have temporarily stored some hay and lucerne from the rain, as it would be an ideal place for snakes.
After some consideration the snake decided to make its way slowly around the edge of the house. I decided to close the roller door and postpone my painting for a while. Col opened the side gate to save it from slithering up it.
Through the gate and up the fence to the seclusion of a tree next door. We did let the neighbours know they had a visitor.