Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers discovered a carpet python hiding in this bird feeder.
Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers discovered a carpet python hiding in this bird feeder. Facebook

Python ruffles a few feathers by shacking up in bird house

NORTHERN Rivers Wildlife Carers doesn’t usually send rescuers to catch snakes if they are not inside a house, or posing a risk to people or animals.

But this one was in a house ... kind of.

It wasn’t a usual snake rescue, that’s for sure – a carpet python had decided to claim a bird feeder as its new home.

The structure must be a prime piece of real estate, because even the snake handling experts couldn’t get the creature to move.

“The advantage for the snake was, that the house was large enough to completely hide under the roof and the chance to be removed from inside was almost zero,” NRWC wrote on its Facebook page.

“The rescuers’ hapless attempts to carefully tease it out of the bird house must have annoyed it enough to make it decide to find a more peaceful place to relax.

“By next the morning it had left.”



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