Queensland family film skin-crawling moment a massive python slithered across the roof of their home
- Five-metre python filmed in trees
- TikTok viewers react hilarously
A monster python has been spotted slithering across the roof of a family home and through treetops in their garden.
The five-metre carpet python was filmed making its escape into the trees from the top of a house several metres above the ground as a Queensland family looked on uneasily.
At one point a child burst into tears at the sight of the huge reptile turning its head towards the family, while a man urges her to ‘be brave’.
‘That is feral,’ one woman is heard saying.
‘They’re freaky aren’t they,’ another replies, as the snake lifts its tail off the roof and then stops to peer at the onlookers from a tall conifer, before heading for a second tree.
An enormous carpet python has been filmed gliding off a Queensland family’s roof and through the trees in their garden
The massive snake scared a child and American viewers on TikTok, who labelled it as a both a ‘dinosaur’ and an Anaconda
‘Oh f***ing s***,’ someone says, laughing nervously as the snake stares at its audience.
‘How will we get him away,’ a child asks. ‘We won’t,’ comes the reply.
‘Dad could be able to catch him.’
‘No, no. Dad’s scared of snakes, mate.’
Dad then tells the awestruck family, ‘C’mon, your quiche is getting cold.’
The video was shared to TikTok with the caption ‘Only in Australia will you see a 5 metre long Carpet Snake in the suburbs’.
It received a massive 17.7million views and almost a million likes. That many views could earn the account up to $800 via TikTok’s creator fund.
Viewers around the world reacted hilariously to the clip.
‘Carpet snake? Ma’am that is a dinosaur,’ a woman from the United States commented.
‘I won’t sleep tonight and I’m in the States,’ said a fellow American.
A video of the snake’s treetop adventure was a viral sensation with almost 18 million views and a host of appalled and amused comments
‘[That] snake is so long one end of it is in Brisbane and the other end is in f*n Perth,’ said a local on TikTok
‘[That] snake is so long one end of it is in Brisbane and the other end is in f*n Perth,’ said a local.
‘Has anybody seen the cat?’ another Aussie asked, while someone else joked ‘the new season of Bluey looks intense’.
Incidences of carpet pythons devouring domestic cats and dogs have been reported, although they are more likely to eat birds, lizards and small mammals.
Another Aussie thought it was hilarious that eating warm quiche was more important than dealing with a giant snake.