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Snakes caught breeding in Queensland family’s air-con unit

Snakecatchers had to make a return trip to a Queensland family’s home on Sunday after a massive brown tree snake decided to bring a friend along and explore their air-conditioning unit.

Stu from Sunshine Coast Snakecatchers 24/7 had previously been called out to the property to help catch one brown tree snake which was hiding in the air-con, but this time he had to tackle two giant ones in the same spot.

“This time they had two snakes in there mating. I headed over straight away and was able to get the larger one out, but unfortunately the smaller one snuck through the barriers I created and got back into the walls of the house,” Stu posted on Facebook.

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Footage shows Stu carefully coil the snake out of the unit and place it in a secure bag.

He said the family is going to fill up the hole with expander foam in order to stop the snakes from returning.


Snakes getting into aircons does actually happen every now and then and they can be tough to get out.

While experts say you can minimise the chance of snakes getting inside your home by securing as many entry points as possible, this isn’t always possible, especially if you are going to be using the air-conditioning as the weather warms up.

If you find a snake in your home, you should leave it alone – particularly if it is more than one and they are breeding – and keep a professional snake catcher’s contact details handy.

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