Ssssssurprise! Homeowner wakes to find two male pythons fighting in her garden as they try to impress another female snake
- Bridget Dowdle posted two snakes fighting at her home in Brisbane on Tik Tok
- The snakes are vying for the attention of a female to mate in breeding season
- Comments on the video were horrified at the carpet pythons aggressive display
- Snake catcher Stuart McKenzie warned Queenslanders of big snakes this season
A woman has captured two male snakes fighting in her backyard in Queensland.
Bridget Dowdle upload the terrifying footage from her garden in Brisbane to her Tik Tok page on Wednesday.
The video shows two large male carpet pythons vying for the attention of a hidden female snake.
The snakes can be seen swirling around each other in a spiral trying to avoid each others bite to earn the right to mate with the female.
Bridget Dowdle captured two snakes fighting (pictured) at her home in Brisbane on Tik Tok
‘And not one wink of sleep was had that night,’ Ms Dowdle captioned the video.
Comments on the video were horrified by the snakes aggressive display.
‘I would die if this happened in my yard,’ one comment reads.
‘This is why I’m never going to Australia,’ another post says.
Other commentators noted there was about to be many more snakes on Ms Dowdle’s property after mating season.
‘There’s going to be about 20 more eggs in your backyard soon,’ one comment reads.
The two carpet pythons can be seen in the footage vying for the attention of a hidden female to mate with in snake breeding season
Stuart McKenzie from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers issued a warning to the public on Wednesday after capturing a huge red belly after it slithered through a school.
Mr McKenzie said his last few weeks have been ‘ridiculous’ after catching several enormous reptiles in snake breeding season.
The experienced catcher told Daily Mail Australia he had seen a number of large adult snakes on the move through the region.
‘It’s been hectic,’ Mr McKenzie said. ‘It’s that time of year. All the big adult snakes are out and about and mating and all the boys are fighting each other.’
Stuart McKenzie (pictured) caught this huge red belly black snake from the back of a school on the Sunshine Coast on Friday
Mr McKenzie was called to relocate an enormous red belly black snake on Friday after it snuck its way through the playground to the back of a school.
‘It was very big for a red belly,’ he said. ‘A good four-and-a-half to five foot and fat and chunky.
‘The teachers did a great job of keeping the kids away.’
Mr McKenzie estimated the snake was around eight-years-old and among a wealth of elder snakes travelling about on the Sunshine Coast lately.
‘Everyone’s coming out to play,’ he said.
Mr McKenzie and his team also relocated an enormous carpet python (pictured) underneath a garbage bin in Nambour
He posted a video on his Facebook page on Monday after discovering a whopping carpet python underneath a garbage bin in Nambour.
‘The snakes just keep getting bigger,’ Mr McKenzie captioned the video.
‘It is pretty crazy how this big snake somehow fit under the small wheelie bin. This is one of the biggest carpet pythons I’ve caught in years!’
Mr McKenzie warned Queenslanders to keep an eye out for any more big snakes during breeding season.
‘If you find a snake, first thing you should do is get all people, kids and pets away from the snake,’ he said.
‘If you want to relocate it, keep an eye on it from a safe distance and give your local snake catcher a call.’
Mr McKenzie issued a warning to Queenslanders as many large adult snakes are on the move