Man spots three-meter-long python slithering up the wall of his house, looking for a way to GET IN
Robbie Knills, from Gold Coast, Australia, was outside his home hanging clothes out to dry when he turned around and saw the enormous snake make his way into his house.
Many people have a real phobia of snakes. It's an unexplained fear like phobias of clowns etc. but most people have good reason to be afraid because they've had terrifying encounters with serpents before. One homeowner in Australia has now shared new images of a giant python which he spotted climbing up the wall outside his home. The images show the massive serpent, that is reportedly three-meters long, climbing up the white walls of his home. Robbie Knills, from Gold Coast, Australia, was outside his home on August 6, hanging clothes out to dry, when he turned around and saw the snake on the ground of his home in Mudgeeraba. Talk about a nasty surprise.
Knills spoke to myGC.com.au and told them that the python is no stranger to the property and has been spotted coming out to greet people and that it has been living on his roof for almost six months now. After observing his frightening guest making its way across his property for some time, the man was shocked to find how easy it was for the massive snake to climb up the walls of his home.
He told the online publication: "I didn't know they could climb houses like that – five minutes later and I would have got the scare of my life." Knills mentioned that he was happy he was the one who had been outside at the time putting the clothes out to dry. He said that his wife would have never gone out to put the clothes on the lines if she had seen the enormous snake casually climbing the walls of the home.
Knills admitted that he had initially been afraid of the python but now he had become affectionate towards the creature. The snake reportedly likes to hang out in Knills' work shed and watch him while he works. He said: "I don't trouble him and he doesn't trouble me." The Aussie had shared images of the serpent climbing up the walls of his home on Reddit with the caption: "This is why we have to keep new screens on all windows in Australia, even on the 2nd floor."
Users on Reddit took to the comments section and responded to the images with hilarious suggestions such as iron bars being better to be put up in the home than screens. One user wrote: "As an Australian resident for life I can just say thank f*** I've never had to deal with snakes in and around my home. Love living in an urbanized area."
Another said: "I live in suburban Brisbane. Recently broke up a fight between one of these and my doggo." One can only look at some of these comments and think "only in Australia" because in staying true to themselves, most Aussies in the comments said that they were more concerned about mosquitoes entering their home than pythons. One user wrote: "Nah, I'm not worried about snakes, it's the mozzies." Another user agreed by saying: "I'm more concerned with keeping mozzies out than pythons. Hell, I'd prefer a python to a bunch of flies."