THIS homeowner got an unwanted sssurprise while unpacking groceries from her car – but would you have noticed it?
While the woman walked to and from her porch to fetch her shopping, she failed to notice an enormous carpet python lurking inches from her front door.
When she finally did notice her unwelcome visitor, having gone back and forth four or five times, she got the fright of her life.
The snake was coiled around the light fitting to the right of the doorway, watching her every move.
Terrified, the homeowner, from Queensland, Australia, called on Snake Catchers Brisbane to remove the fearsome reptile.
Snake catcher Lana Field told Yahoo7 that the woman had done several trips between her car and the porch before she realised she was being watching.
Lana reckons the python could have found its way down onto the light cover from the guttering above.
She added: “Everyone is safe when they leave the snake alone.”
Carpet pythons are non-venomous and not dangerous or deadly to humans, and can grow up to four metres in length, weighing around 15kg.
They feed mostly on frogs, lizards, birds and mammals, such as rodents, possums and wallabies.
Carpet pythons kill their prey by constricting it until it dies, then swallowing it whole.
Earlier this month a picture of a snake hiding beneath twigs had internet users scratching their heads… can you spot the camouflaged killer lurking in the bush?
And that’s not the only other example of a sssneaky snake – there’s a reptile hidden amongst this pile of leaves.