See Gigantic Python Slither Across Home’s Rooftop

By Zack Zagranis | Updated

Australia is known for having some creepy crawlies, but nothing compares to the enormous python that was recently filmed crawling on top of some poor Aussie’s house. X user @Levandov_2 posted a video a few days ago that shows an extremely long snake casually slithering across the roof of a house and into a nearby tree.

Residents of a neighborhood in Queensland, Australia, gathered to watch as a monstrous carpet python slowly stretched from one of their rooftops on its way to some surrounding trees. The carpet python is so named because of its mottled coloring and the irregular patterns that run down its back.

In a video recently posted to X, a python as long as 16 feet can be seen traversing a private rooftop.

The snake’s coloring allows it to blend in among logs and rocks on the forest floor but is pretty useless when crawling along the shingles of a roof, as demonstrated by the very conspicuous snake in the video above.

The python was so long that it traveled across one tree and had started making its way across a second tree before the tip of its tail even left the roof. Onlookers in the video can be heard calmly discussing the snake and even laughing as it crawls along. At least one child can be heard in the video sounding much less enthusiastic about the situation than their adult counterparts.

Carpet pythons are common across most parts of Australia but are seldom found sunning themselves on a residential rooftop.

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A carpet python

Carpet pythons are common across most parts of Australia but are seldom found sunning themselves on a residential rooftop. According to at least one licensed snake handler located near Australia’s Sunshine Coast, it’s actually “quite common to see carpet pythons in trees,” where they go to either warm themselves in the sun or simply to get away from “dogs or people” that are bothering them.

Apparently, the pythons can also take to the trees in their pursuit of birds and possums to eat—one of which could have been what led that particular python to climb up a house and onto the roof.

Some publications have reported the length of the Carpet python in the video as 16-feet—something highly unlikely for a Carpet python. While it’s hard to determine the snake’s exact length from the video alone, the Queensland government states that Carpet pythons grow to a maximum length of 13 feet, with the average length of a Carpet python falling somewhere closer to 8 feet.

Indeed, considering how many other deadly animals are just hanging around in Australia—the killer snakes alone could fill a book—the people in the video are lucky that it was just a relatively harmless carpet python they encountered.

Considering even an average Carpet python could dunk on Shaq, the python in the video doesn’t need its size inflated in order to make it seem scarier than it is.

An 8-foot danger noodle that knows where you live is plenty scary on its own.

Everyone present for the encounter was safe, and the snake eventually slithered off into the sunset, leaving only death adders, redback spiders, bull ants, and giant centipedes to worry about. And that’s just on land.

Indeed, considering how many other deadly animals are just hanging around in Australia—the killer snakes alone could fill a book—the people in the video are lucky that it was just a relatively harmless carpet python they encountered.

This way, they get a fun story, and nobody got hurt… this time.

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