A five- foot long python slithered out of a bathroom light as two children brushed their teeth before going to bed. The chilling incident happened at a home in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The horrified family immediately called a snake catcher, Bryce Lockett, to remove the snake which was now hanging from the ceiling.
Lockett revealed that the children were quite shaken up but he was able to remove the snake and he eventually released it into a nearby creek after removing it from the home.
Lockett who also took photos of the python hanging from the lighting fixture said it was harmless.
“I’ve been catching snakes for about seven years now, I’ve seen them all in various situations. People are generally quite terrified of them but I’ve owned snakes my whole life so I’m not too fazed” Lockett said.
He further added that in Australia as many as one in three individuals have snakes hidden in their residences, but very few slither down light bulbs into households.
“Carpet pythons are nocturnal and coldblooded, which is why this one must have slithered down to enjoy the heat of the lamp – they’re harmless but they don’t like to be disturbed.” Lockett explained.
There was no word as to whether or not the kids could go to bed without getting nightmares after the incident.