Fighting pythons drop from ceiling into family's home, video - FaunaClassifieds
FaunaClassifieds  
 Sponsors   Breeders | Dealers |  Importers/Exporters | Caging | Feed | Supplies | Services | Events 
  Inside FaunaClassifieds  Product Reviews |  Classifieds!   | Photo Gallery   | Banner Advertising 
 
  Want to help support this site? Click here.

Go Back   FaunaClassifieds > Reptile & Amphibian - General Discussion Forums > Herps In The News

Notices

Herps In The News Local or national articles where reptiles or amphibians have made it into the news media. Please cite sources.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-11-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
bcr229
Fighting pythons drop from ceiling into family's home, video

I do love the Aussie penchant for understatement.

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/1265307002

Snake Catchers Brisbane captured video of two coastal carpet pythons fighting inside an Australian home Sunday.

Ashley May | USA TODAY | 3 hours ago

An Australian snake catcher captured video of two coastal carpet pythons attacking each other inside a family's spare bedroom.

It all went down, literally, after the male snakes fell from a ceiling duct inside a home in a western Brisbane suburb.

"This pair has been a bit naughty," Lana Field from Snake Catchers Brisbane said in a Facebook Live from the scene on Sunday. "They have pushed their way through from the ceiling and left a bit of a mess."

The snakes, apparently "small" for that area, are about 5.7-feet-long, Field said, as the reptiles thrashed and wrestled near a bedroom closet. The video shows the snakes twisting around each other, and even slamming the other to the ground.

The reason for the violent fight? A lady snake. Field explained that males tracking the scent of a female python will often duke it out to prove who is stronger, and more deserving of the mate.

"They can continue like this for hours until one is exhausted," Field said.

While these snakes were evenly matched, Field said battles between large and small snakes can end in a nasty bite. Field, who appeared feet away from the raging pythons, also assured viewers that she was watching at a safe distance and the snakes were more interested in each other than her.

She recorded more than five minutes of video before she said she caught and relocated the pythons to a bushy creek over a mile away.

No word on the location or relationship status of the female python at the center of this love triangle.
 

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! FaunaClassifieds.com is the largest online community about Reptile & Amphibians, Snakes, Lizards and number one classifieds service with thousands of ads to look for. Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!

 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLD!!] CHINESE WATER DRAGONS !! in home family pets BEAUTIFUL ONLY 18 EACH SHIP OUT TMRW pureagenda Agamids 0 06-05-2012 04:43 PM
Anyone used bathroom ceiling heater for incubation closet? airtight_python General Herp Talk 8 08-14-2011 04:22 PM
Stay-at-home parents make for a cooperative family of lizards RSS_news Herps In The News 0 05-11-2011 06:10 PM
Dangerous Snake Removed From Local Family's Home - AZ wcreptiles Herps In The News 3 12-11-2009 04:38 AM
Corn family needs new home Woodman Cornsnakes & Ratsnakes 0 08-01-2006 12:51 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:47 PM.




Ebates Coupons and Cash Back



TESTING!
Fauna Top Sites


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.03102493 seconds with 10 queries
Content copyrighted 2002-2018, FaunaClassifieds, LLC