Thursday, February 04, 2016

Snake removed after being found lurking under urinal in hotel

A snake catcher in Australia's Sunshine Coast has dismissed a snake discovered lurking beneath a hotel urinal as “harmless”, a sentiment not likely shared by the patron who discovered it.

Richie from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 removed the Common Tree Snake from beneath a urinal at the Waterfront Hotel in Maroochydore. Richie blithely reached under the trough to scoop the snake up from atop the plumbing, before depositing it into a snake net.

"The snake was quite concealed so anyone could have gone for a number one and not even noticed it," Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 posted on their Facebook page. “Luckily it was a harmless Common Tree Snake and not something venomous.

“It was quite hot outside so I suspect it was after somewhere cool to escape the heat of the day. Cool tiled bathrooms and toilets provide the perfect place for snakes to do this so it's a good idea to keep your doors closed and have screens where possible in Queensland.” The snake has now been relocated.

You can watch the video here.

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